Sketches of a tour to the lakes, 1826.


McKenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859. Sketches of a tour to the lakes, 1826.

Sketches of a tour to the lakes, 1826.

A record of a journey from Washington, D.C., to Lake Superior, with a description of the character and customs of the Chippewa Indians. Also includes an account of the treaty of Fond du Lac, negotiated by McKenney and Lewis Cass, and a vocabulary of the Algic or Chippewa language. Illustrated with watercolor sketches of scenes and persons.

3 v. (750 p.) : ill.

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Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866 (person)

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McKenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859 (person)

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...