A member of the party maps the Cass and Doty expedition of 1820.

Map of the Northwestern Territories of the United States: showing the track pursued by the expedition under Gov. Cass in 1820


Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, who went along with Gov. Lewis Cass and the youthful James Doty, mapped the route taken by the expedition in 1820. This journey, undertaken at the suggestion of Secretary of War John Calhoun, sought to survey and map the topography and natural resources, and learn about the various Indian nations, of the northern Great Lakes region. Doty's manuscript journal and Schoolcraft's memoir of the trip are given elsewhere in Turning Points. This map is one of the most detailed then available of the region, and includes many local features for the area that would later become Wisconsin. Click "Zoom & Pan" to get a closer look.


Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
Early U.S. Settlement
Creator: Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864
Pub Data: Albany: E. & E. Hosford?, 1821; in the Wisconsin Historical Society map collection (GX 89 1821 S3)
Citation: Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe. Map of the Northwestern Territories of the United States: showing the track pursued by the expedition under Gov. Cass in 1820. (Albany, 1821). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=134; Visited on: 9/1/2014
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