Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

Guilderland, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 10 Dec 1864 (aged 71)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Range 68, Site 32-33
Memorial ID 8080791 · View Source
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Indian Agent. Explorer. Author. He was involved with the Native Americans of the Midwest for over thirty years. While working with the Chippewa, he was the first to discover and report the true source of the Mississippi River. It is believe that he was the first non-Native American to visit Lake Itasca while looking for the river's source. Almost three hundred acres in the area is known today as the Schoolcraft State Park. He wrote many books and reports about the Native Americans, including "Indian Tribes of North America" and "Personal Memories of Thirty Years with the Indian Tribes."

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Henry Rowe
1793 -- 1864
Mary Howard
Died - 1877


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