National Geographic News: Matthew Henson

National Geographic News:  Matthew Henson
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Matthew Henson became Peary's most trusted Arctic companion. Greenlanders admired him for his hunting and sled-driving skills, and ability to speak the local language. Henson wears a Greenlander-style hooded jacket with a thick fur collar. Peary said he was more of an Eskimo than some of them.

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—Photograph by Robert E. Peary
 
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