Book/Printed Material Narrative journal of travels through the northwestern regions of the United States : extending from Detroit through the great chain of American lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River, performed as a member of the expedition under Governor Cass. In the year 1820. Narrative journal of travels from Detroit northwest through the great chain of American lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River in the year 1820

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Narrative journal of travels through the northwestern regions of the United States : extending from Detroit through the great chain of American lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River, performed as a member of the expedition under Governor Cass. In the year 1820.
Other Title
Narrative journal of travels from Detroit northwest through the great chain of American lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River in the year 1820
Summary
Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864) was an explorer, Indian agent, and early ethnologist of Native American culture who joined an expedition organized by Governor Cass of Michigan in 1819. Its purpose was to locate the Mississippi River's sources, to explore the Great Lakes region, and to describe its significant topographical features, natural history, and mineral wealth. Schoolcraft joined the expedition as a mineralogist, and this is the journal of his participation. He describes his preliminary journey from New York to Detroit, where the expedition embarks for Michilimackinac and presses on to Sault de Ste. Marie and Fond du Lac. Eventually the explorers locate Lake Itasca in Minnesota, where the Mississippi originates. Schoolcraft also highlights St. Peter's, Prairie du Chien, the lead mines at Dubuque, and Green Bay, and devotes a whole chapter to the Ontagenon River and its nearby copper mines. His journal blends narrative with historical, ethnographic and statistical information.
Contributor Names
Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864.
Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
Albany : Printed and published by E. & E. Hosford ... , 1821.
Subject Headings
-  Lewis Cass Expedition, 1820
-  Northwest, Old--Description and travel
-  Great Lakes (North America)--Description and travel
-  Mississippi River--Description and travel
Notes
-  Added t.-p., engr.
-  Also available in digital form.
-  Errata slip inserted.
-  Copy 2 (G&M) recorded NOS, 1970.
-  LAC scc 2019-05-31 no edits (1 card)
Medium
1 p.l., xiv p., 1 l., [17]-419, [4] p. front. (fold. map) plates. ; 25 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F484.3 .S37
F484.3 .S37 Copy 3 Copy 3.
F484.3 .S37 Copy 4 Copy 4.
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rc01001453
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English
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Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864) was an explorer, Indian agent, and early ethnologist of Native American culture who joined an expedition organized by Governor Cass of Michigan in 1819. Its purpose was to locate the Mississippi River's sources, to explore the Great Lakes region, and to describe its significant topographical features, natural history, and mineral wealth. Schoolcraft joined the expedition as a mineralogist, and this is the journal of his participation. He describes his preliminary journey from New York to Detroit, where the expedition embarks for Michilimackinac and presses on to Sault de Ste. Marie and Fond du Lac. Eventually the explorers locate Lake Itasca in Minnesota, where the Mississippi originates. Schoolcraft also highlights St. Peter's, Prairie du Chien, the lead mines at Dubuque, and Green Bay, and devotes a whole chapter to the Ontagenon River and its nearby copper mines. His journal blends narrative with historical, ethnographic and statistical information.
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Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, and Joseph Meredith Toner Collection. Narrative journal of travels through the northwestern regions of the United States: extending from Detroit through the great chain of American lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River, performed as a member of the expedition under Governor Cass. In the year. Albany: Printed and published by E. & E. Hosford, 1821. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01001453/.

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Schoolcraft, H. R. & Joseph Meredith Toner Collection. (1821) Narrative journal of travels through the northwestern regions of the United States: extending from Detroit through the great chain of American lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River, performed as a member of the expedition under Governor Cass. In the year. Albany: Printed and published by E. & E. Hosford. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/rc01001453/.

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Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, and Joseph Meredith Toner Collection. Narrative journal of travels through the northwestern regions of the United States: extending from Detroit through the great chain of American lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River, performed as a member of the expedition under Governor Cass. In the year. Albany: Printed and published by E. & E. Hosford, 1821. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rc01001453/>.

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