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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

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

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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
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Language
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F597
LC item number
.S376 1834
Literary form
non fiction
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
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Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
307 p.
Lccn
01008794
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Reddish brown cloth over boards with printed paper label on spine.
Other physical details
maps (part fold.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)03459526
  • ucoclc3459526
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
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
307 p.
Lccn
01008794
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Reddish brown cloth over boards with printed paper label on spine.
Other physical details
maps (part fold.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)03459526
  • ucoclc3459526

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