National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Papers of Henry R. Schoolcraft

Michigan State University

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Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793–1864) was an American geographer, geologist and ethnologist noted for his early studies of Native American cultures, as well as for his 1832 expedition to the source of the Mississippi River. This collection is a selective edition of his diaries, journals, and correspondence, 1826–1827, and his papers as Indian agent and Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Upper Lakes.

Complete in seven volumes


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Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Courtesy Library of Congress.


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