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Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

Collection Summary Creator: Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864 Title: Papers of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft 1788-1941 (bulk 1820-1856) Size: 25,000 items; 90 containers plus 1 oversize; 28 linear feet; 69 microfilm reels Repository: Manuscript Division, Library of Congress Abstract: Author, ethnologist, explorer, geologist, glass manufacturer, and Indian agent. Correspondence, journals, articles, books, manuscripts of magazines, poetry, speeches, government reports, Indian vocabularies, maps, drawings, and other papers reflecting Schoolcraft's career as a glass manufacturer, mineralogist on an exploring expedition in the Ozark Mountains, geologist on the Cass expedition to the Northwest Territory, leader of expeditions throughout the Great Lakes region, member of Michigan's legislative council, Indian agent, superintendent of Indian affairs for Michigan, ethnologist, and author of works concerning the Iroquois of New York state and other Indians of North America.


The Burgundian Version

The peacock, sole of birds, does not make eggs. 
The peahen does not sit on them.
They propagate
through the eye
of each other, narrowed in self-estimation
to profit by iridescent tail.
It is written that Satan invented this bird
& clapped his own wings crying: I did it all with colors!
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The man who looks like Jean Genet
may be Gilles Binchois—
admittedly a less familiar name
but what is time for
except to live in with such neighbors.
Or William Dufay.
Poet’s eye and butcher’s chin—
evident musicians.
Robert Kelly