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Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on foot and horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 7). "The buffalo is a harmless and timid animal until severely wounded, or closely pursued, when it...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 9). "Some sixty or seventy young men, all mounted on their wild horses, and armed with bows and lances only,...

Date: 1849-07-16 

Description: South Pass in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail). Wilki...

Date: 1844 

Description: A buffalo surrounded by wolves (Plate 10). "There are several varieties of the wolf species on the American prairies, the most numerous and formidable of...

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: View of the gorge at St. Croix with a boat and multiple figures visible in the background.

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on snowshoes hunting buffaloes trapped in snow (Plate 17). "In this view the reader is introduced to the optimum of dreariness and severity which t...

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin

Date: 1847 

Description: In 1847, a year before Wisconsin entered statehood, most of the county shapes in southeastern and southern Wisconsin looked the same as they do today, wher...

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: A hand-colored map of Wisconsin shows the counties in the state south and east of the Wisconsin and Fox rivers and the locations of Indian lands to the nor...

Date: 1849-07-17 

Description: Pacific Springs, Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail). Wi...

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: Wilkins' wagon procession crossing a creek in Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also...

Date: 1844 

Description: Hunters using rifles to kill buffalo (Plate 11). "This plate represents the familiar mode of procuring meat, practiced by all the voyageurs on the Misso...

Date: 1847 

Description: This map identifies surveyed areas of the Upper Peninsula and shows lakes, rivers, and islands in portions of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and upper Can...

Date: 1849-07-12 ca.

Description: Wilkins' first sighting of the Rocky Mountains; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as...

Date: 1849-06-30 

Description: The Red Hills sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1848 

Description: The first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, with the Mississippi River in the foreground. Although dated 1830, this scene was actually painted by Henry Le...

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Pen-and-ink on paper. The title of the map is inscribed on the back. The map shows buildings, roads, marshes, wild rice, piles and docks, deep water, and o...

Date: 1849-07-24 

Description: Cathedral Rock in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1849-07-23 

Description: Bluff near Green River, where Wilkins' wagon train crossed by ferry; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland...

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: The bottom lands and a farm in Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Or...

Date: 1849-06-20 

Description: Jail and Courthouse Rocks in Nebraska; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oreg...

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