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Jeremiah Curtin


Oil on canvas. Artist, D. Mckay.

Jeremiah Curtin was born in Milwaukee, WI in 1835. He was educated at Harvard University and was a linguist and translator. He worked for the United States as a translator in Russia, and specialized in Native American lanquages. Reputed to have known over 50 languages, he was also a folklorist. Jeremiah Curtin  passed away in 1906.