The Indispensible Explorer

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Click here to find out more!Matthew Alexander Henson

An African American explorer & co-discoverer of the North Pole with Robert E. Peary

August 8, 1866 – March 9, 1955

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“Henson was both fearless and resourceful, and with Peary he explored and charted great expanses of the Far North, proving for the first time that Greenland was an island.” –www.Britannica.com

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“On April 6, 1909, Peary, Henson, four Eskimos and 40 dogs finally reached the North Pole”…

 

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…Of Henson, expedition member Donald Macmillan once noted, “With years of experience equal to that of Peary himself, he was indispensable.”

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