Notes on the Iroquois; or Contributions to American History Antiquities, and General Ethnology.
by Schoolcraft, Henry R.
Erastus H. Pease & Co.,
xiv, 498pp, illus 12 advts. Rebound in green cloth, ownership insc on ffep, else good. Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864) was an author, ethnologist, and Indian agent. He began his career in the federal Indian service in 1822 as the first Indian agent at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. In this position, Schoolcraft did pioneering studies of indigenous languages and oral literature as well as negotiating a series of important treaties. He was dismissed from the Indian service in 1841 for political activities, but he continued his ethnological studies. In 1845 he conducted a state-sponsored census of New York Indians. This volume is a much expanded version of his initial report, considered one of his most important studies. Included in the illustrations are two fine color lithographs, one of Soiengarahta the other of Pocahontas. Howes S191, Sabin 77864.
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