Henry SCHOOLCRAFT

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AmericanBorn Henry Rowe SCHOOLCRAFT

American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist

Born on March 28, 1793 in Guilderland, New York, USA , United States

Died on December 10, 1864 in Washington, D.C., USA

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Schoolcraft was born in Guilderland, Albany County, New York, the son of Lawrence Schoolcraft and Anne Barbara (née Rowe) Schoolcraft. He entered Union College at age fifteen and later attended Middlebury College. He was especially interested in geology and mineralogy.



His father was a glassmaker, and Henry initially studied and worked in the same industry. Schoolcraft wrote his first paper on the topic, Vitreology (1817). After working in several glass works in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire, the young Schoolcraft left the family business at age twenty-five to explore the western frontier.

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