Henry Schoolcraft was asked to join an expedition organized by Governor Cass of Michigan in 1819. Its purpose was to locate the source of the Mississippi River’ and explore the Great Lakes region. As an expert mineralogist, he was tasked with describing Michigan’s significant topographical features, natural history, and mineral wealth. The expedition took approximately 40 men in five long voyageur canoes commonly used in the fur trade on the Great Lakes. At 35 feet long and 6 feet wide, the canoe had an amazing capacity of four tons. They started the journey on May 24, 1820.
Michigan, a state in the Great Lakes region in the United States, is a beautiful location and attracts many tourists in a year. Students studying in and around the country look for vacation spots, and Michigan is mostly a top choice for many who travel as a broke student. However, there is a budget constraint … Read more