Jane Johnston Schoolcraft ~ Ojibwe
Heritage and Education Jane Johnston Schoolcraft was born on January 31, 1800 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Her Native American name was Bame-wa-wa-ge-zhik-a-quay, which translates as “Woman of the Sound that Stars Make Rushing through the Sky” (Severud). One writer describes Jane Johnston Schoolcraft as having been “intelligent, gentle, gracious and deeply religious,” and, physically, “fairly tall and slender, with dark eyes and hair, which she wore in ringlets” (Severud).