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Frederick Schwatka (1849–1892)

Schwatka, Frederick (shwät’kä). An American geographical explorer; born at Galena, IL, Sept. 29, 1849; died at Portland, OR, Nov. 2, 1892. He graduated from West Point in 1871; commanded an expedition in search of relics of Sir John Franklin’s party, 1878–80; made two tours of exploration in Alaska (1883 and 1886). Among his writings are: ‘Along Alaska’s Great River’ (1885); ‘Nimrod in the North’ (1885); ‘The Children of the Cold’ (1886).