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This document lists and describes Robert E. Peary’s main sledge party which crossed the last 270 miles of ice to the North Pole; it consisted of Peary; Matthew Henson, who assisted Peary throughout nearly 20 years of polar explorations; and four Inuit, Ooqueah, Ootah, Egingwah, and Seegloo. This document is dated April 27, 1909, the day Peary returned to the ship that brought him home.
Posted by Darren Cole on April 27, 2011, under April, Documents.
Taken April 7, 1909, this is a photo of Robert Peary’s North Pole Expedition sledge party. The original caption reads: "Ooqueh, holding the Navy League flag; Ootah, holding the D.K.E. fraternity flag; Matthew Henson, holding the polar flag; Egingwah, holding the D.A.R. peace flag; and Seeglo, holding the Red Cross flag."
Posted by Darren Cole on April 7, 2011, under April, Documents.
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