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Robert Edwin Peary, born in 1856, was one of the last of the imperialistic explorers, chasing fame at any cost and caring for the local people's well-being only to the extent that it might affect their usefulness to him. (In Greenland in 1897, he ordered his men to open the graves of several natives who had died in an epidemic the previous year—then sold their remains to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City as anthropological specimens. He also brought back living nat

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William Henry Johnson (March 18, 1901–1970) was an African-American painter born in Florence, South Carolina

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1903 Inuit child in fur parka, Alaska.

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William Wentworth, Australian explorer who first crossed the Blue Mountains in 1813

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