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Title: Archives of aboriginal knowledge. Containing all the original paper laid before Congress respecting the history, antiquities, language, ethnology, pictography, rites, superstitions, and mythology, of the Indian tribes of the United States
Year: 1860 (1860s)
Authors: Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864. dn United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs. cn
Subjects: Indians of North America United States
Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & co.
Contributing Library: University of Pittsburgh Library System
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation
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sions, on Lake Superior, were extended to Fond du Lac. By thetreaty of St. Peters, of 1837, this tribe ceded the tract, from a point opposite the DeCorbcau or Crow-wing river, to the highlands which separate the streams flowing intoLake Superior east, from the sources of the St. Croix, Chippewa, and Wisconsinrivers. In 1847 they granted the tract immediately west of the Mississippi river,lying between the Watab and Crow-wing river, to which the Winnebagoes havesubsequently been removed; and also a separate tract lying north of Leaf river,extending up the Crow-wing river, and reaching to Ottertail Lake, 46° 24, (Owen), atthe south-east source of Red river of Great Lake Winnipeak, which is designed asthe future home of the Menomines. By tliese treaties, the loft banks of the Upper Mississippi were cleared of Indiantitle, from the ancient settlements and concessions at Prairie du Chien, to the Crow-wing river, latitude 40° IC 50; and, on its right bank, from the influx of the Nicollet.
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THE INDIAN COUNTRY. 189 upper Iowa river. These curtailments of their geographical area were preceded byextensive disturbances in the north. The year 1832 was marked by a hostile combination of several of the leadingtribes of the Upper Mississippi and the Lakes. The Sac chief. Black Hawk,commenced his war. The tribes adjacent to the Sacs and Foxes sympathized withthe latter in the hostilities, without openly going into the contest. By instructionsearly issued, and agents despatched into the disturbed districts, the governmentreached and checked a growing combination on the Upper Mississippi. Beingselected as one of these agents, and provided with the means of observation, as wellas military protection, I pushed these discoveries north to the actual source of theMississippi, in Itasca Lake. Lieutenant James Allen, U. S. A., furnished an authenticmap of the river, as the result of these explorations, from the point at which thesearch had been dropped in 1820. The usual results followed
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