Schoolcraft, Jane Johnston (1800–1841)

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Schoolcraft, Jane Johnston (1800–1841)

Ojibwe-American poet and folklorist. Name variations: (pseudonyms) Rosa, Leelinau. Born 1800 in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan; died 1841; dau. of John Johnston (Irish fur trader) and Ozha-guscody-way-quay; maternal granddau. of Ojibwe or Ojibway leader Waub Ojeeb (White Fisher); m. Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (celebrated for his work in Indian languages), 1823.

Learned Ojibwe language and folklore from mother's family and received Western education from father; with husband, published Literary Voyager or Muzzeniegun magazine (1826–27), containing articles, legends, and poems on American Indian themes.