Minik, the Lost Eskimo [electronic resource (video)] /

by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.).
Type: Visual Material
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2006 .Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col., digital file .General Note: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2011 ; Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware .Summary: While we celebrate the adventurers who expanded our horizons, their discoveries often came at a price. Such was that in October, 1897, when renowned Arctic explorer Robert Peary returned to New York from his latest Greenland expedition. At an unusual request, he brought with him five polar Eskimos for study at the American Museum of Natural History where they were housed in an overheated basement, and treated as specimens and spectacles. Within months, four of the Eskimos died, leaving Minik, a 7 year-old boy, alone in a foreign land. It would be sixteen years before he was able to return to his native Greenland. Minik, the Lost Eskimo, from the PBS American Experience series, retraces Minik's life journey to provide an overlooked chapter in the history of American exploration. It is a thought-provoking look at the nascent science of anthropology in America at the turn of the 20th century .Uniform titles: American experience (Television program) .Related Subjects: Immigrants -- United States | Imperialism -- History | Industries -- United States -- History | Labor -- United States -- History | Social change | Social structure | Tribes | United States -- Economic conditions | Educational films | Internet videos | Videorecording Online Resources: Contents: Robert Peary's Ambition (2:00) -- Profits and Exploitation (2:15) -- White Explorers as Marauders (2:13) -- Peary's Proposition to the Eskimos (1:31) -- Eskimos are Specimens (1:43) -- Sick Eskimos (4:07) -- Anthropological World View: Racist Assumption (1:49) -- Tragic Death and Aftermath (2:08) -- Death of the Inuits (4:53) -- Peary Pushes North (2:41) -- Minik's Life Unravels (3:32) -- Minik's Sorrow (1:34) -- Race to the North Pole (3:35) -- White Man's Injustice (2:40) -- Minik's Plight (1:33) -- Minik is His Homeland (3:07) -- Doubt about Peary's Claim (1:14) -- Minik's Final Years (2:29) -- Stranger in Two Worlds (1:41) -- Final Restitution (1:18) -- Credits: 'Minik, the Lost Eskimo' (0:48)
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Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2011.

Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.

Robert Peary's Ambition (2:00) -- Profits and Exploitation (2:15) -- White Explorers as Marauders (2:13) -- Peary's Proposition to the Eskimos (1:31) -- Eskimos are Specimens (1:43) -- Sick Eskimos (4:07) -- Anthropological World View: Racist Assumption (1:49) -- Tragic Death and Aftermath (2:08) -- Death of the Inuits (4:53) -- Peary Pushes North (2:41) -- Minik's Life Unravels (3:32) -- Minik's Sorrow (1:34) -- Race to the North Pole (3:35) -- White Man's Injustice (2:40) -- Minik's Plight (1:33) -- Minik is His Homeland (3:07) -- Doubt about Peary's Claim (1:14) -- Minik's Final Years (2:29) -- Stranger in Two Worlds (1:41) -- Final Restitution (1:18) -- Credits: 'Minik, the Lost Eskimo' (0:48)

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While we celebrate the adventurers who expanded our horizons, their discoveries often came at a price. Such was that in October, 1897, when renowned Arctic explorer Robert Peary returned to New York from his latest Greenland expedition. At an unusual request, he brought with him five polar Eskimos for study at the American Museum of Natural History where they were housed in an overheated basement, and treated as specimens and spectacles. Within months, four of the Eskimos died, leaving Minik, a 7 year-old boy, alone in a foreign land. It would be sixteen years before he was able to return to his native Greenland. Minik, the Lost Eskimo, from the PBS American Experience series, retraces Minik's life journey to provide an overlooked chapter in the history of American exploration. It is a thought-provoking look at the nascent science of anthropology in America at the turn of the 20th century.

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