Akatingwah, 190506; the mother of all Henson Inuits in Greenland
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Photo from Peary's book Nearest the Pole, about the 1906 expedition to the Pole. This photo may have been taken the previous fall in 1905 or in the spring of 1906. Scanned from book.
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Matthew Henson's son was just a baby when Matt left the arctic for the last time in 1909.

He never saw his son, Anaukaq, nor his friend Akatingwah again. But other explorers gave him updates from time to time.

Anaukaq has 5 sons who had many great grandchildren.

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