Books written by Kenn Harper

Tales of Arctic Whaling

In Those Days: Collected Writi | June 8, 2018 | 200 pages
In this third volume of In Those Days, Harper shares stories of the rise and fall of the whaling industry in the Eastern Canadian Arctic. Along with first-hand accounts from sailing crew journals and dozens of rare, historical photographs, this collection includes the myth of the Octavius--a ship... More Info

Thou Shalt Do No Murder

May 1, 2017 | 400 pages
High Arctic, 1920: Three Inuit men delivered justice to an abusive Newfoundland trader. This is a story of fur trade rivalry and duplicity, isolation and abandonment, greed and madness, and a struggle for the affections of an Inuit woman during a time of major social change in the High Arctic.... More Info


Steerforth | September 26, 2017 | 304 pages
A true story from the great age of Arctic exploration of an Inuit boy's struggle for dignity against Robert Peary and the American Museum of Natural History in turn-of-the-century New York City. Sailing aboard a ship called Hope in 1897, celebrated Arctic explorer Robert Peary entered New York... More Info

Arctic Crime and Punishment

Inhabit Media | May 1, 2015 | 200 pages
In this latest edition in the In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History series, Kenn Harper shares the tales of murderers, thieves, and fraudsters, as well as the wrongfully accused, in the early days of Northern colonization. In the 19th and 20th centuries, settler and Inuit ideas of... More Info

Give Me My Father's Body

June 18, 1986 | 277 pages
Profiles the Eskimo boy who was brought back to the U.S. by explorer Robert Peary, and whose father's body was placed on display at the Museum of Natural History  More Info