Musuem lecture talks about the history of mining, 6000 years ago

Musuem lecture talks about the history of mining, 6000 years ago

NEGUANEE– Things got a little pre–historic at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum today.

Mining has always been a big part of the Upper Peninsula, even back 6000 years. That was a part of the lecture from museum guest speaker Seth DePasqual, who researches the lives of these early copper miners.

Call Number: Ayer 250 .S3h 1851 Author: Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864. Title: Historical and statistical information, respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States : collected and prepared under the direction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs per, act of Congress of March 3d, 1847 / by Henry R. Schoolcraft ...Illustrated by S. Eastman ... Published: Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company, (successors to Grigg, Elliot & Co.), 1851-60. Physical Description: 6 v. : ill., plates (part col.), ports., maps (part fold., part col.) ; 34 cm. Subject (LCSH): Indians of North America. Other Name: Eastman, Seth, 1808-1875, ill. United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Other Title: Information respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States. Archives of aboriginal knowledge. Ethnological researches respecting the red man of America. References: Howes, W. U.S.iana (2nd ed.) S183 Sabin 77849 Notes: First edition except for vol.6. Dates of publication: vol.1 1851; vol.2 1852; vol.3 1853; vol.4 1854; vol.5 1855; vol.6 1860. Engraved title pages for each volume. Vols.1-5 have half title: Ethnological researches, respecting the red man of America. Vol.6 has half title: Archives of aboriginal knowledge. Vols.2-5 have title: Information respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States. Vol.6 has title: Archives of aboriginal knowledge. Containing all the original papers laid before Congress respecting the history, antiquities, language, ethnology, pictography, rites, superstitions, and mythology, of the Indian tribes of the United States. Vols. 5-6 published by J.B. Lippincott & Co. LC Card Number: 02014425 Photograph of plate # 16 "Ancient Mining On Lake Superior" Shot with digital Canon 30D@600 dpi date 6-1-09

The speaker was a part of the Afternoons at the Museum Lecture Series and this week was all about the first inhabitants of Royal Isle.

“We’re always curious about what happened on the Island prior to us showing up, prior to it becoming a national park,” DePasqual said, “and this survey has given us an opportunity to learn about those earliest island users, how they used the Island, how they connected to the mainland, because these are the same people coming from the North shore and just getting a glimpse of what life was like.”

There are 2 more Tuesdays to catch a lecture for Afternoons at the Museum. The next lecture will be on the environmental history of the U.P.