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COUNTER, S. Allen. North Pole Legacy : Black, White and Eskimo . Monpelier,VT: Invisible Cities Press, (2001). Pp. [i]-xii,(2),-254, + 28 p. of pl ates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated cream card covers with blue title blockto spine. "In the 1980s, Allen Counter - a neuroscientist at Harvard Unive rsity and a longtime admirer of Matthew Henson, the African American who codiscovered the North Pole with Robert Peary - heard rumours that Peary and Henson fathered sons with Eskimo women while in the Arctic. Counter arranged a visit to the remote Greenland villages where Peary and Henosn had stayed, and to his astonishment quickly discovered the living songs of Henson and Peary. North Pole Legacy tells the amazing story of Counter's deepening friendship with Anaukaq Henson and Kali Perry. As Counter's story crosses paths with that of Matthew Henson, Counter reexamines what we know about Peary's journey to the pole, in light of the new information provided by the Eskimo, who still sing songs and tell stories about Henson. To the Eskimo, Henson was the true hero, for he was the only one on the expedition who knew how to make sleds, hunt for food, and speak the Eskimo tongue." - from the rear cover. Vg. 15.00
Title: North Pole Legacy : Black, White and Eskimo. pbk.
Publisher: Invisible Cities Press, Montpelier, VT, 2001, ISBN:1931229090:
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