Narrative of an Expedition Through the Upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake, The Actual Source o the River; Embracing an Exploratory Trip Through the St. Croix and Burntwood (or Boule) Rivers in 1832
by Schoolcraft, Henry R.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1834. First Edition. Octavo. Schoolcraft was directed by the War Department to travel into the Chippewa country to try and put an end to the hostilities between the Chippewas and Sioux. He was also directed to vaccinate the Indians and explain the importance of the vaccinations. He was to take along a surgeon for help. ,[i-iii], iv-vi, -307pp. (1)pp. errata., five maps of which two are folding, one having a small closed tear near gutter. Light scattered foxing, bound in ¾ contemporary calf over marbled paper covered boards, all edges speckled red. An exceptionally nice copy without names, plates or repairs. [Howes S-187].
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