North Pole Legacy: The Search for the Arctic Offspring of Robert Peary and Matthew Henson

North Pole Legacy: The Search for the Arctic Offspring of Robert Peary and Matthew Henson


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ISBN-13: 9781510726376
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 828,903
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

S. Allen Counter is a neuroscience professor at Harvard University and the director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations. He is an active member of the Explorers Club, consul general of Sweden in Boston and New England, and recipient of an NAACP image award. Counter lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Deirdre Stam is the author of Henson through the Ages and associate professor at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science of Long Island University. Stam lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the 2018 edition xi

Chapter 1 Anaukaq, Son of Mahri-Pahluk 3

Chapter 2 "Yon must be a Henson" 8

Chapter 3 The Amer-Eskimo Hensons 16

Chapter 4 Cousin Kali 29

Chapter 5 "Hallelujah!" "Not Interested" 38

Chapter 6 Black and White Partners 49

Chapter 7 The Struggle for the Pole 63

Chapter 8 "Now I know I have relatives" 77

Chapter 9 Growing Up Eskimo 89

Chapter 10 Keeping the Faith 104

Chapter 11 Defeating Tornarsuk 124

Chapter 12 The North Pole Family Reunion 144

Chapter 13 Back Home in Greenland 175

Chapter 14 Welcome Home, Matthew Henson 179

Epilogue: The Controversy: Did Peary and Henson Reach the North Pole First? 189

Notes 211

Glossary 215

Acknowledgments 221

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