Matthew Henson Northward Bound Analysis

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“Northward Bound” by Matthew Henson is about a black guys who in 1909 achieved what most would consider the impossible. Born in 1866, Matthew Henson lived with his uncle and went to N. Street School in D.C. after his mother died at age seven. After School, Matthew was a seaman and traveled to many different countries. In 1891, Matthew went on his first expedition with Robert E. Perry as an assistant and didn’t miss one mission since. On July 6, 1908 Matthew embarked on the longest, hardest, journey of his life in a boat named after President Roosevelt. They trade with the Eskimos and take some aboard. Matthew is left with all the dirty work like helping repair the sledge, trading, and other minimal work. The temperature could get very cold
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