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Pea·ry

 (pîr′ē), Robert Edwin 1856-1920.
American naval officer and Arctic explorer who led the expedition often credited with first reaching the North Pole (1909). This claim remains controversial.

Peary

(ˈpɪərɪ)
n
(Biography) Robert Edwin. 1856–1920, US arctic explorer, generally regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1909)

Pea•ry

(ˈpɪər i)

n.
Robert Edwin, 1856–1920, U.S. arctic explorer.
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Tom Avery is the author of To the End of the Earth: Our Epic Journey to the North Pole and the Legend of Peary and Henson.
And the dogs we used were the same breed as Peary had used--the incredible Canadian Eskimo Dog.
After an eighteen year odyssey he and Peary were the first to stand at the top of the world; yet due to the racial climate of the era, only Peary was widely remembered and credited for the achievement.
In 1897, mid-way through his attempts to reach the pole, Peary brought home a crucial payload from the Inuit who were helping him in Greenland: a large meteorite, sacred to the Inuit, which was unloaded in New York City and netted Peary around $50,000.
On their third Arctic expedition, Peary and Henson, accompanied by four Inuit, finally reach their goal.
A New Yorker Magazine article on Hillary pointed out American explorer Robert Peary - who reached the North Pole on April 6, 1909 - was accompanied by an African-American guide, Matthew Henson, and four Eskimos.
Robert Peary and Matthew Henson were two very different men with a common dream; to be the first men to reach the Arctic's North Pole.
It was her dying wish that Admiral Peary ran 24 hours later in the Grade 2 Independent Newspaper Novices' Chase, in which the 200-1 shot finished fourth.
The Frenchman arrived in Greenland early enough, in 1950, that he was able to interview Uutaaq, one of those Inuit who in 1909 accompanied Robert Peary during his final dash for the North Pole.
Enjoy two nights accommodation for two with full breakfast with one of these excursions at The Admiral Peary House, Fryeburg, Maine.
While science initially played a dominant role in Elisha Kent Kane's attempts to reach an "open polar sea" around mid-century, by the time Cook and Peary took to the stage 50 years later, the factors that had once motivated American forays into the Arctic had ceased to exert any influence at all.