Sketches of a Tour to the Lakes 1826

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Sketches of a Tour to the Lakes, 1826

Sketches of a Tour to the Lakes 1826

The is a record of a journey undertaken by Thomas L. McKenney and Lewis Cass, from Washington, D.C., to Fond du Lac, Wisc., to negotiate a treaty with the Chippewa and other Indians. McKenney, the Superindenant of Indian Affairs, includes an account of travel on the Great Lakes, and more memorably, a description of the "character" and customs of the Chippewa Indians, an account of the treaty of Fond du Lac, and a vocabulary of the Algic or Chippewa language. The manuscript, a fair copy of the original sent to a London publisher, is illustrated throughout with watercolor sketches of scenes and persons. It was originally published in Baltimore in 1827. Sketches of a Tour of the Lakes, of the character & customs of the Chippeway Indians & of incidents connected with the treaty of Fond du Lac... to which is super added a vocabulary of the Algic, or Chippeway language...

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Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866

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Lewis Cass (October 9, 1782 – June 17, 1866) was an American military officer, politician, and statesman. He represented Michigan in the United States Senate and served in the Cabinets of two U.S. Presidents, Andrew Jackson and James Buchanan. He was also the 1848 Democratic presidential nominee and a leading spokesman for the Doctrine of Popular Sovereignty, which held that the people in each territory should decide whether to permit slavery. Born in Exeter, New Hampshire, he attended Philli...

Lewis, James Otto, 1799-1858

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McKenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859

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Public official, editor, and publisher. From the description of Letter of Thomas Loraine McKenney, 1825. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454524 Thomas Loraine McKenney was Superintendent of the Indian Bureau. From the description of Sketches of a tour to the lakes, 1826. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122632847 Thomas Loraine McKenney, founder of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, was the author, with James Ha...