Whispering Pines: ‘The Thoughts of Youth Are Long, Long Thoughts’

Whispering Pines

“A boy’s will is the wind’s will,
And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts”
My Lost Youth (1855), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Bowdoin’s LeMoine Illuminates ‘Forgotten Women’ of Peary Expedition (Arctic Deeply)

Genevieve M. LeMoine

For years, the indigenous women who accompanied explorer Robert Peary partway on his trips to the North Pole have been overlooked by history.

But Genevieve LeMoine, curator of the Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center at Bowdoin College, and Susan Kaplan, Bowdoin professor of anthropology and director of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center, have provided a detailed look at the Inughuit women who participated in Peary’s Arctic journeys. Read more in Bowdoin News.