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Bulletin Volume 1-11 (Paperback) Loot Price: R484 Discovery Miles 4 840
Bulletin Volume 1-11 (Paperback): Michigan Historical Commission
Bulletin Volume 1-11 (Paperback): Michigan Historical Commission

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Bulletin Volume 1-11 (Paperback)

Michigan Historical Commission

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 Excerpt: ...Lewis Cass on the exploring expedition of 1820, which touched at the Island and later penetrated the Lake Superior region and the upper valley of the Mississippi. Schoolcraft, with others, founded the first historical society in Michigan, in 1828, and in 1831 the Algic Society for the study of the Indian languages. From 1828 to 1832 he was a member of the territorial legislature of Michigan. In 1847 he began the great work of his life, when Congress authorized him to collect and edit, with the Government's aid, all information obtainable about the Indians of America. The result was the monumental Archives of Aboriginal Knowledge, in six ponderous tomes. In all, Schoolcraft wrote besides these volumes some thirty different works. Through his influence, many laws were made in behalf of the Indians. The original name of Schoolcraft's family, which was of English origin, was Calcraft, which was changed to Schoolcraft by his great grandfather, James Calcraft, who came to America in the reign of Queen Anne and became a prominent schoolteacher in Albany county, New York. Henry R. Schoolcraft was born in that county in 1793; died in Washington, D. C, in 1864. SCOTT'S CAVE (63): Natural limestone cave. Captain Thomas Scott of the 53rd Regiment commanded at Fort Mackinac in 1787. He was highly esteemed by his superiors who said there was no better man in the world, nor more zealous officer of his standing in the army. He gained infinite credit during his command at Mackinac and convinced the people that it was possible for a commanding officer to be both honest and honorable. This cave is sometimes called Flinn's cave. The huge rock above it is characteristic of the curious limestone formation of the Island. The low entrance is deceptive as to the giant cavity concea...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Michigan Historical Commission
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 120
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-23113-0
Barcode: 9781236231130
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-236-23113-9

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