Schoolcraft, Jane Johnston, 1800-1842

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The daughter of John Johnston, who came from Antrim County, Ireland to Sault Ste. Marie Michigan where he married Shau gush co da way Quay, a Chippewa maiden. Jane spoke fluently in both English and Ojibwa, the language spoken by the Chippewa. Her early education came from her father and when she was older he took her back to Ireland to complete her education. She was married to Henry R. Schoolcraft.

From the description of Poetry, 1815-1836. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 49794635

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creatorOf Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864. Henry Rowe Schoolcraft papers, 1788-1941 (bulk 1820-1856). Library of Congress
creatorOf Schoolcraft, Jane Johnston, 1800-1842. Poetry, 1815-1836. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Johnston Family Papers, 1822-1936 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Henry Rowe Schoolcraft Papers, 1788-1941, (bulk 1820-1856) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Johnston, George, 1796-1861. Miscellaneous collection, 1814,1861. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864. Correspondence [microform], 1833. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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associatedWith Johnston Family family
associatedWith Johnston, George, 1796-1861. person
associatedWith Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864. person
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Poetry--Women authors
Ojibwa language--Spoken Chippewa


Birth 1800-01-31

Death 1842-05-22




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SNAC ID: 62922724