Fascinating piece about what happened to Michael Rockefeller when he disappeared in Papua.

Fascinating piece about what happened to Michael Rockefeller when he disappeared in Papua.

What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller A journey to the heart of New Guinea’s Asmat tribal homeland sheds new light on the mystery of the heir’s disappearance there in 1961

What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller A journey to the heart of New Guinea’s Asmat tribal homeland sheds new light on the mystery of the heir’s disappearance there in 1961

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Michael Rockefeller, 23 year old son of Nelson Rockefeller. It took decades and extensive research in the Netherlands as well as the remote island in southwest New Guinea and meeting with the Asmat tribesmen for the full story and cover-up to emerge.

Michael Rockefeller, 23 year old son of Nelson Rockefeller. It took decades and extensive research in the Netherlands as well as the remote island in southwest New Guinea and meeting with the Asmat tribesmen for the full story and cover-up to emerge.

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What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller | History | Smithsonian, reminds me of my daddy

What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller | History | Smithsonian, reminds me of my daddy

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November 17, 1961 – Michael Rockefeller, son of New York Governor and later Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, disappears in the jungles of New Guinea.    This photo of Michael Rockefeller among the Dani, 1961, was shot by Jan Broekhuijse, an anthropologist with the Harvard-Peabody New Guinea Expedition.

November 17, 1961 – Michael Rockefeller, son of New York Governor and later Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, disappears in the jungles of New Guinea. This photo of Michael Rockefeller among the Dani, 1961, was shot by Jan Broekhuijse, an anthropologist with the Harvard-Peabody New Guinea Expedition.

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Michael Rockefeller with members of the Dani tribe. He disappeared in 1961. I don't know, maybe not so much of a mystery after all.

Michael Rockefeller with members of the Dani tribe. He disappeared in 1961. I don't know, maybe not so much of a mystery after all.

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In the new book, “Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art,” veteran journalist Carl Hoffman unveils significant evidence that 23-year-old Michael Rockefeller died at the hands of headhunters, and not at sea, late in 1961.

In the new book, “Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art,” veteran journalist Carl Hoffman unveils significant evidence that 23-year-old Michael Rockefeller died at the hands of headhunters, and not at sea, late in 1961.

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