Matthew Henson

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  • Matthew Hensons Expedition

    Matthew Hensons Expedition
    The Roosevelt left New York heading to Cape Sheridan.
  • President Theodore Roosevelt Wishing Peary Luck

    President Theodore Roosevelt Wishing Peary Luck
    At Oyster Bay, New York , President Theodore Roosevelt came on board wishing Peary luck.
  • Matthew and His Group are Getting Ready to Leave

    Matthew and His Group are Getting Ready to Leave
    Matt began training his group at Cape Sheridan. Matt taught the expedition how in dog driving ,and also made the sledges and alcohol stoves.
  • Heading to the North Pole

    Heading to the North Pole
    The expedition was off to the North Pole. Each man took one special position-Matt took his Bible.
  • Henson and Peary Leading the Group

    Henson and Peary Leading the Group
    Henson is the leader of the group, and he waited for Peary's commands.
  • Caption Bartlett left Cape Columbia

    Caption Bartlett left Cape Columbia
    Bartlett and Borup left Cape Columbia to be the first ones on the trail.
  • The Big Lead

    The Big Lead
    At the Big Lead Henson and Peary caught up with Bartlett.
  • Waiting at the Lead

    Waiting at the Lead
    The expedition is still waiting at the Big Lead.
  • Across the Big Lead

    Across the Big Lead
    The expedition hurried across the big lead.
  • Ross Marvin Headin Back

    Ross Marvin Headin Back
    Ross Marvin went back, Matt shookhands with him.
  • The Wide Lead

    The Wide Lead
    Henson and Peary ran into a wide lead, they met Bartlett and the eskimos.
    They built their igloos. Matt heard crushing, the igloo was on a big lead, it was the dogs, the eskimos, and Bartletts. They were floating down an island on a big lead. Bartlett leaped across the water to safety.
  • Captain Bartlett

    Captain Bartlett
    Captain Bartlett went back, he was disappointed to not be the first to the North Pole.
  • Peary on His Way

    Peary on His Way
    At first Peary started on front foot, then he rode on a sledge.
  • Acrossed a Big Lead

    Acrossed a Big Lead
    The expidition came across a lead covered in thin ice, while Matt ran across the runners broke through. Ootah came and saved Matt.
  • Almost There

    Almost There
    Right before midnight they were off again, they did not stop until 10:00 a.m. They had 35 miles to go.
  • At the North Pole

    At the North Pole
    Matt and Peary reached the North Pole, they placed te United States Flag down.
  • Headin Back

    Headin Back
    Matt and Peary got back safely to Cape Columbia. Matt, Peary, and the eskimos were very tired.