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The Resource Narrative of an expedition through the upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake, the actual source of this river : embracing an exploratory trip through the St. Croix and Burntwood (or Broule) Rivers, in 1832, under the direction of Henry R. Schoolcraft

Narrative of an expedition through the upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake, the actual source of this river : embracing an exploratory trip through the St. Croix and Burntwood (or Broule) Rivers, in 1832, under the direction of Henry R. Schoolcraft

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Narrative of an expedition through the upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake, the actual source of this river : embracing an exploratory trip through the St. Croix and Burntwood (or Broule) Rivers, in 1832
Title
Narrative of an expedition through the upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake, the actual source of this river
Title remainder
embracing an exploratory trip through the St. Croix and Burntwood (or Broule) Rivers, in 1832
Statement of responsibility
under the direction of Henry R. Schoolcraft
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eng
Summary
This is an account by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864) of his discovery of the Mississippi River's source, Lake Itasca, in 1832. Schoolcraft was an Indian agent for the region, and he assembled an expeditionary party of thirty, including Ozawindib (an Ojibway guide and interpreter), an army officer, a surgeon, a geologist, and interpreter, and a missionary. They set out with instructions from Secretary of War Lewis Cass to effect a permanent peace among the region's Native Americans, persuade them to be vaccinated against smallpox, acquire demographic and scientific information, and establish definitively the origin of the Mississippi. Expedition Through the Upper Mississippi contains anecdotes and observations about the beliefs, customs, and history of the Chippewa [Ojibway] as well as the Sioux [Dakota], the Fox [Mesquakie], the Sauk, the Menominee, the Mandans, and various other Native American groups. The narrative proceeds chronologically along the route the expedition followed, with detailed descriptions of geographical features. This volume also includes a short account of a trip along the St. Croix and Burntwood (Brule) River, and has an appendix containing statistical and linguistic data, a list of shells collected by Schoolcraft in the West and Northwestern territories, official reports, a speech by six Chippewa chiefs about the war delivered at Michilimackinac in July 1833, and a discussion of the Upper Mississippi's lead-mining country
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1793-1864
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Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe
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maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F597
LC item number
.S36 1834
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Ojibwa Indians
  • Dakota Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Natural history
  • Ojibwa language
  • Mississippi River
  • Saint Croix River (Wis. and Minn.)
  • Minnesota
  • United States
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Narrative of an expedition through the upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake, the actual source of this river : embracing an exploratory trip through the St. Croix and Burntwood (or Broule) Rivers, in 1832, under the direction of Henry R. Schoolcraft
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Lectures on the Chippewa substantive
  • A vocabulary of words and phrases in the Chippewa language
  • Appendix III: Official reports.
  • Letter to Elbert Herring announcing the return of the expedition
  • Letter to Gov. George B. Porter on the Sauc disturbances
  • Letter to E. Herring transmitting a report on vaccination
  • Letter to E. Herring transmitting a report on population and trade
  • Statistical tables of the Indian population ...
  • Letter to E. Herring transmitting a report on the political state of the Indians on the U. Mississippi
  • Dr. Houghton's report on vaccination
  • Appendix I: Natural history.
  • Douglass Houghton
  • Letter to E. Herring transmitting plan and estimates for the Expedition of 1832
  • Instructions from the Office of Indian Affairs
  • Elbert Herring
  • Letter to Gen. Joseph M. Street
  • Letter from the Secretary of War transmitting, in obedience to a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 24th ultimo, information in relation to an expedition of Henry R. Schoolcraft into the Indian country
  • Documents transmitted to the House of Representatives, in compliance with a resolution of February 24, 1832
  • Speech of six Chippewa chiefs on the Sioux War, delivered at Michilimackinac, in July 1833
  • Remarks on the lead mine country on the Upper Mississippi
  • List of shells collected by Mr. Schoolcraft, in the Western and Northwestern Territory
  • by William Cooper
  • Localities of minerals observed in the Northwest in 1831 and 1832
  • by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • Localities of plants collected in the Northwestern Expeditions of 1831 and 1832
  • by Douglass Houghton, M. D.
  • Appendix II: Indian language.
Control code
3459526
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
307 pages
Lccn
01008794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps (1 folded)
Label
Narrative of an expedition through the upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake, the actual source of this river : embracing an exploratory trip through the St. Croix and Burntwood (or Broule) Rivers, in 1832, under the direction of Henry R. Schoolcraft
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lectures on the Chippewa substantive
  • A vocabulary of words and phrases in the Chippewa language
  • Appendix III: Official reports.
  • Letter to Elbert Herring announcing the return of the expedition
  • Letter to Gov. George B. Porter on the Sauc disturbances
  • Letter to E. Herring transmitting a report on vaccination
  • Letter to E. Herring transmitting a report on population and trade
  • Statistical tables of the Indian population ...
  • Letter to E. Herring transmitting a report on the political state of the Indians on the U. Mississippi
  • Dr. Houghton's report on vaccination
  • Appendix I: Natural history.
  • Douglass Houghton
  • Letter to E. Herring transmitting plan and estimates for the Expedition of 1832
  • Instructions from the Office of Indian Affairs
  • Elbert Herring
  • Letter to Gen. Joseph M. Street
  • Letter from the Secretary of War transmitting, in obedience to a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 24th ultimo, information in relation to an expedition of Henry R. Schoolcraft into the Indian country
  • Documents transmitted to the House of Representatives, in compliance with a resolution of February 24, 1832
  • Speech of six Chippewa chiefs on the Sioux War, delivered at Michilimackinac, in July 1833
  • Remarks on the lead mine country on the Upper Mississippi
  • List of shells collected by Mr. Schoolcraft, in the Western and Northwestern Territory
  • by William Cooper
  • Localities of minerals observed in the Northwest in 1831 and 1832
  • by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • Localities of plants collected in the Northwestern Expeditions of 1831 and 1832
  • by Douglass Houghton, M. D.
  • Appendix II: Indian language.
Control code
3459526
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
307 pages
Lccn
01008794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps (1 folded)

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