Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs" often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary brought a group of Eskimos to New York City. A young boy named Minik was among them. After several of the Eskimos died, Minik was horrified to realize that their skeletons — including that of his own father — had become part of the collection of the Museum of Natural History. In his new book, author Kenn Harper tells the story of the Eskimos’ long fight to retrieve the remains.
- Kenn Harper author
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