Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, American ethnographer and geologist, 1857.
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Engraving of Schoolcraft (1793-1864) who married the half-Ojibwa daughter of a fur trader. He learned the Ojibwa language and studied Ojibwa culture, and was a pioneer in Native American studies. Schoolcraft was also an Indian agent and a geologist; he discovered the source of the Misisippi River. Illustration from Schoolcraft's 'Information respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States. Part 6', published in Philadelphia 1847-1857.