Movies Under the Dome: "Minik"

Date: 

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 8:30am

Location: 

Old Capitol Museum, Senate Chamber

 In 1897, Robert Peary returned to New York from his latest Arctic expedition with five Eskimos for study at the American Museum of Natural history. Anthropology regarded the Eskimos as a rare species. Within months, four of the Eskimos died, leaving a young boy, Minik, alone in a foreign land. This program offers a thought-provoking look at the intersection of race, culture and the budding science of anthropology at the turn of the 20th century. Come enjoy this compelling PBS Documentary, shown in conjunction with Old Capitol Museum?s ?People of the North Star? exhibit.

 

        
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