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Subject: Fw: Midwest Pioneers: An Expedition, 1832
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 20:07:34 -0400

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Subject: Midwest Pioneers: An Expedition, 1832

Midwest Pioneers: An Expedition, 1832

In 1832 an expedition commissioned by then Secretary of War Lewis Cass was
sent to secure a permanent peace with Native Americans of the upper Midwest.
Indian agent Henry Schoolcraft traveled as a member of the group as it
journeyed up the Mississippi River. This database is Schoolcraft's account
the expedition and includes extensive descriptions of the Indian tribes of
the area. It provides observations regarding the beliefs, customs, and
history of the Chippewa, Sioux, Menominee, and Mandans. Also included are
various official documents relating to the trip, along with the speeches of
six Native American chiefs regarding relations with the United States. For
researchers seeking to understand the Indians of the region, this can be an
informative and interesting narrative.

Bibliography: Library of Congress. "Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from
Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910." [Database online]
Washington: Library of Congress, 1999. Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, "Narrative
an Expedition." New York: Harper, 1834.

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