The Indispensible Explorer


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.” –

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



…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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