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Arctic & Northern Explorations:
Biographies - "H, K"


Hayes, Isaac Israel
Information about this physician and Arctic explorer from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online.

Hempleman-Adams, David
Progress reports from the unsuccessful 1997 "British & Norwegian North Pole Expedition" attempt by David Hempleman-Adams and Rune Gjeldnes to reach the geographic pole.

Hearne, Samuel
Information about this English explorer, fur-trader, author, and naturalist, from Wikipedia.

Henson, Matthew
A large, well-designed site dedicated to honouring the little-known African-American man with whom Peary journeyed to the North Pole in 1909.

Kane, Dr. Elisha Kent
The Elisha Kent Kane Historical Society is a comprehensive resource.


A Negro Explorer at the North Pole A Negro Explorer at the North Pole
When Commander Robert Peary reached the North Pole on April 6, 1909, one other American was with him Matthew Henson, a black man from Maryland who had been Peary's faithful companion through 22 years of polar exploration. This is Henson's story in his own words, from his early years as a sailor to his meeting Robert Peary and their multiple expeditions to the North Pole.


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