National Geographic News: Matthew Henson

National Geographic News:  Matthew Henson
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Robert E. Peary staked this flag, made for him by his wife Josephine, in an ice hummock at 89:57 N latitude, near the North Pole. Peary took this photograph of his expedition team. Pictured from left to right: Ooqueah, Ootah, Henson, Egingwah, and Seegloo. Matthew Henson's remarkable ingenuity, intelligence, and loyalty had impressed Peary during earlier expeditions.

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—Photograph by Robert E. Peary
 
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