Glory & Honor Kids Artwork from Desha Bierbaum's Elementary school class in Arkansas

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  The guy T.C. is referring to in his drawing was Verhoff, a man on one of Peary's very early expeditions who did not like Matt because Matt was a Negro. But Matt was so nice a person that he never held a grudge against him.


This shows how Matthew made it a point of honor to be part of the team that reached the North Pole - and not to stay behind so that Peary could claim the glory all to himself.