A Life on the American Frontiers: Collected Works of Henry Schoolcraft

A Life on the American Frontiers: Collected Works of Henry Schoolcraft

Author: Henry Schoolcraft

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066383756

Category: History

Page: 2336

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This carefully created collection presents works of Henry Schoolcraft. This book has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices._x000D_ Contents:_x000D_ Memoirs & Explorations:_x000D_ Narrative of an Expedition Through the Upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake_x000D_ Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers _x000D_ Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas _x000D_ Ethnographical & Historical Works:_x000D_ The American Indians _x000D_ The Myth of Hiawatha and Other Oral Legends _x000D_ The Indian Fairytale Book _x000D_ 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. He is also noted for his major six-volume study of Native Americans published in the 1850s.

The Collected Works

The Collected Works

Author: Henry Schoolcraft

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4066338115676

Category: History

Page: 2336

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This carefully created collection presents works of Henry Schoolcraft. This book has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Memoirs & Explorations: Narrative of an Expedition Through the Upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas Ethnographical & Historical Works: The American Indians The Myth of Hiawatha and Other Oral Legends The Indian Fairytale Book 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. He is also noted for his major six-volume study of Native Americans published in the 1850s.

Schoolcraft's Ojibwa Lodge Stories

Schoolcraft's Ojibwa Lodge Stories

Author: Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press

ISBN: IND:30000056819802

Category: History

Page: 236

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In addition to his published works, Henry Schoolcraft presented some of his Indian knowledge to a select public in the odd form of manuscript magazines. Although now almost unknown, except to a few bibliographers, these magazines were, in their day, widely circulated among students of Indian culture. The most informative of them was the Literary Voyager prepared weekly by Schoolcraft at Sault Ste. Marie during the winter of 1826-27. This magazine, which Schoolcraft later gave the subtitle, "Muzzeniegun," an Ojibwa word meaning a printed document or book, contained articles, poems, and announcements on all aspects of Native American life and customs. The subjects included historic Indian battles, ceremonies, superstitions, burials, fur trade, war chants and songs, totems, the effect of alcohol upon Indians, and the intertribal war between the Ojibwa and Sioux. Of particular interest are the biographical sketches of prominent Native American leaders, including Waub Ojeeg or the White Fisher, the famous war chief at LaPointe; and Shing-a-ba-wossin, head of the Ojibwa band living along the St. Marys River. Schoolcraft presented for the first time in the Literary Voyager some of the lodge stories that he himself collected and for which he later gained national recognition.

Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers

Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers

Author: Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

Publisher: New York : AMS Press

ISBN: UVA:X000058000

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 754

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This is the autobiographical account of an explorer, government administrator, and scholar whose researches into the language and customs of the Chippewa and other Native American peoples of the Great Lakes region are considered milestones in nineteenth-century ethnography. After a childhood in Hamilton, New York, Schoolcraft gained attention for the reports and journals he wrote on trips west to explore mineral deposits in Arkansas, Missouri, and the old Northwest. Later, he joined the Cass expedition to the Lake Superior region, where he served as an Indian agent in St. Mary (Sault Ste. Marie) from 1822 to 1836. During that time, he continued to make regular exploratory journeys. On one of these, in 1832, he located the Mississippi River's source at Lake Itasca, Minnesota. From 1836 to 1841, Schoolcraft served as Michigan's superintendent of Indian Affairs and helped to bring about a treaty with the Ojibwa (1836), who as a result relinquished their claims to most of northern Michigan. Schoolcraft's memoirs are noteworthy for their detailed geographic, geological, political, military, folkloric, historical, and ethnographic information. Married to a woman of Native American background, he was sympathetic to certain aspects of the Indian societies he encountered. Nevertheless, he saw the sweep of new settlers into Indian lands as inevitable, and accepted as necessary the removal of Native peoples beyond the advancing boundaries of the United States. Schoolcraft believed that soldiers, diplomats, federal officials, and missionaries could do their jobs more effectively if they learned native languages and understood Indian customs. These motives, along with his literary aspirations, gave rise to his explorations of Indian cultural life. He discusses Indian myths and legends at length and talks about how he transformed them into his own Algic Researches (1839), the work that inspired Longfellow's "Hiawatha." Schoolcraft also corresponded or visited with Washington Irving, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Gallatin, and many of the era's other leading intellectuals, and details his conversations with them.

Early Nineteenth-century American Diary Literature

Early Nineteenth-century American Diary Literature

Author: Steven E. Kagle

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015019369704

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Discusses diarists such as Samuel Cole Davis, Charles Osborn, Lewis and Clark, Zebulon Pike, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, John Charles Fremont, Margaret Van Horn Dwight Bell, Francis Parkman, Washington Irving, John J. Audubon, James Gallatin, James K. Polk, Philip Hone, John Quincy Adams, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Amos Bronson Alcott.