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Prize of the Pole

Season 1 Episode 10 | 59m 10s

In 1897, Robert E. Peary, the first American to “conquer" the North Pole, brought back six polar Inuit to create an exhibition at a New York museum. The only one who survived was a young boy. Peary’s Inuit great-grandson confronts this unsettling history when he makes an expedition to his ancestral home in order to discover his cultural legacy.

Aired: 11/20/16

Expires: 11/19/19

Rating: TV-PG

Video has closed captioning.

Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding provided by the Center for Asian American Media.