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Volume Listing > Volume 66 > Henry Rowe Schoolcraft: explorer in the Mississippi Valley, 1818-1832

Bremer, Richard G. "Henry Rowe Schoolcraft: explorer in the Mississippi Valley, 1818-1832"


Henry Rowe Schoolcraft: Explorer in the Mississippi Valley, 1818-1832 chronicles a fourteen year period during which noted scientist, explorer and author Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864) explored the Mississippi Valley and attempted to profit from his travels via the publication of several commercially unsuccessful books including View of the Lead Mines of Missouri and Journal of a tour into the Interior of Missouri and Arkansaw (sic). The author describes Schoolcraft’s travels through Missouri and Arkansas, his role in multiple expeditions through the Lake Superior country, and Schoolcraft’s most notable achievement of finding the source of the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca in 1832. Throughout the article, the author observes instances of Schoolcraft’s low opinion of Native Americans and his desire to convert and “civilize” them. (20 pages)

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Citation: Bremer, Richard G. "Henry Rowe Schoolcraft: explorer in the Mississippi Valley, 1818-1832" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 66 /Issue: 1 (1982-1983)

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