During their 1909 expedition to Greenland, Henson accompanied Peary in the
small party, including four Inuit .... Henson proceeded to plant the American flag.
As portrayed here, the Cook of Richard Chamberlain, in his first TV sighting ...
Peary, on another ship, claimed to have reached the pole on April 6, 1909. ...
Williams (“Dressed to Kill,” “For Apache the Bronx”) as Matt Henson, Peary's
black aide. ... whether Cook or Peary actually was first to plant the American flag
atop the ...
The U.S. Navy officer and his aide, Matthew A. Henson, both fathered sons by
Inuit .... In April 1909, Admiral Robert Peary and his team (pictured here),
including ..... 1st person to reach the Geographic North Pole and plant the
... to try and reach the Pole, or at least plant the U.S. flag on a new Farthest North
point. ... Peary had learned from his assistant Matthew Henson the value of
observing Eskimo ... The expedition set off from Ellesmere Island on March 1,
1909, with 23 men, 133 .... Additional information on Phoenix is online at here
Aug 8, 2013 ... Matthew Henson has achieved fame for being part of a team led by Robert Peary,
... ship, Peary and Henson made one final push in 1909 to reach their lofty goal.
... of 24 men and 119 sled dogs) to plant the American Flag at the top of the North
Pole. ... Learn more about Henson and Peary's travels here: ...
Jan 23, 2015 ... In 1909, Mr Peary and Mr Henson completed the first successful ... Mr Peary and
guided him back to the pole to plant the American flag.
Feb 10, 2009 ... On September 6, 1909, Peary cabled the Associated Press from Labrador ... the
assertion of Matthew Henson, Peary's African-American assistant, that he .... an
achievement, like American astronauts planting a flag on the moon. .... pictured
here with the captain of the "S.S. Roosevelt," Matthew A. Henson, ...
Dec 22, 2012 ... Ever since it was discovered by Robert E. Peary, Matthew Henson, and four ...
Here, 10 more facts about the North Pole that may surprise you: ... Canada,
Norway, Denmark (via Greenland), and the United States (via Alaska). ... Russia
used a mini-submarine to plant the country's flag on the floor of the ...
1909 postmarked dated Post card showing black baby girl on an old wooden
crate with ..... We have nearly sixteen hundred students here. ... Typed Signed
Letter (TSL) by Arctic Explorer Matthew Alexander Henson, together with clipped
... rendering Henson the true first to reach the North Pole and plant the American
Dec 25, 2012 ... Over a century after American polar explorer Robert Peary claimed to have
reached the North Pole on April 6th of 1909, ... Peary wasn't alone at the pole: his
trusted companion was an African-American, Matthew Henson, who some .... The
best way to accomplish this was to actually plant a flag at the pole ...