Journal of a Tour into the Interior of Missouri and Arkansaw From Potosi, or Mine & Burton, in Missouri Territory, in a South West Direction, toward the Rocky Mountains; Performed in the Years 1818 and 1819.
Edition: First Edition
London: Sir Richard Phillips and Co: 1821. First edition. Recent half leather binding, with marbled boards. gilt titles to spine. Large folding map as frontis. The book ends with 'Transallegania, or the Groans of Missouri. A Poem' In 1822 he was appointed Indian agent to the tribes of the Lake Superior region. He married a woman of Chippewa descent, and her tribe was the subject of his studies for many years. From 1836-1841 he was superintendent of Indian affairs for Michigan, and supervised the treaty of 1836 by which the Chippewa ceded much of northern Michigan to the United States. In 1832 Schoolcraft discovered the source of the Mississippi, Lake Itasca. His "The Myth of Hiawatha" (1839) was the source for Longfellow's iconic poem 102pp - HOWES S185. SABIN 77854