Narrative of an Expedition through the Upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1834. Harper & Brothers. 1st Edition. Ex-Libris. Illustrated. 1st Edition. Scarce.
Narrative of an expedition through the upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake, the actual source of this river; embracing exploratory trip through the St. Croix and Burntwood (or Broule) rivers in 1832.
Most of this narrative is occupied with interesting incidents of Indian life and character, extracts from manuscript journals of the fur-traders, and traditions of the aborigines. The excellent maps are of the upper Mississippi Valley, Cass Lake, and other local regions.
Henry Rowe Schoolcraft 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.
Rebound in blue cloth binding, formerly from the library of the Chicago Historical Society. Interior is clean with only mild foxing throughout. Well bound and beautiful edition of this scarce 1st edition.