In 1894, explorer Robert Peary was on the hunt for fame. He had tried and failed to journey to the North Pole, and eventually discovered a new path he could take. He decided to take meteorites from Inuits in Greenland and bring them back to New York City. While Peary was successful in his suspect goal, he also stole culturally significant artifacts and tore apart Inuit families in his quest for fame.
Steal from the poor, give to the rich: how one man was celebrated for stealing from the Inuit. So many lives ruined, all because one man wanted fame.