Further search for the true source of the Mississippi was made in 1823 by Giacomo Constantio Beltrami (1779-1855), an Italian traveller and political refugee, and in 1832 by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, who had accompanied Cass's expedition and traced the Mississippi from Lake Cass to Lake Itasca.
Schoolcraft, Narrative of an Expedition through the Upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake ...
Schoolcraft in his Adgic Researches (1839), upon which Longfellow founded his "Hiawatha."
In 1796 the township of Rome was formed, receiving its name, says Schoolcraft, "from the heroic defence of the republic made here."
"JAMES SCHOOLCRAFT SHERMAN (18J5-1912), American politician, was born near Utica, N.Y., Oct.
HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT (1793-1864), American traveller, ethnologist and author, was born on the 28th of March 1 793 at what is now Guilderland, New York, and died at Washington on the 10th of December 1864.
From 1828 to 1831 Schoolcraft was an active member of the Michigan legislature.
Schoolcraft mentions a Red Indian story explaining how " the bear does not die," but this tale Schoolcraft (like Herodotus in Egypt) " cannot bring himself to relate."