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Date: 1820 

Description: This map displays the plan for claiming various settlement zones in the Prairie des Chiens area in 1820. It shows Fort Crawford and 87 confirmed and unconf...

Book or Pamphlet

James Expedition Map

Date: 1823-02 

Description: A map featuring the North American expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains led by Edwin James.

Date: 1825-09 

Description: Hand-colored lithograph depicting the 1825 Treaty at Prairie du Chien, with Fort Crawford seen in the background. This treaty negotiated between Governor W...

Historical Object

Elizabeth Fisher Sampler

Date: 1820-04-24 

Description: Embroidered sampler bearing the stitched signature, "El Fisher April 24 1820." Elizabeth Fisher was the half-sister of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman.

Date: 1823 

Description: In 1823 U.S. Army major Stephen H. Long led an expedition of scientific, trade, and military investigation up the Mississippi River and the Red River of th...

Date: 1828 ca.

Description: Increase Lapham drawings of Poa pratensis, Festuca duriuscula, Lolium prenne, Alopecurus pratensis, Anthoxanthum odoratum

Date: 1827 ca.

Description: Nah-shaw-a-gaa, or the White Dog's Son, a Pottawatomie (Potawatomi) Chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, drawn at the Treaty of Gr...

Date: 1828 ca.

Description: This map is pen-and-ink and served as the model for the lithograph produced in 1828 by C.B. Graham. Landowners are labeled as is the Mississippi River.

Date: 1820 

Description: Engraving of Fort Dearborn (center) and Kinzie Mansion (right) after Seth Eastman's original drawing in 1820 for the U. S. Army. Several people are visible...

Date: 1828 ca.

Description: This plat map is pen-and-ink and shows landowners, the Mississippi River, the Marais de St. Friole, Fort Crawford, the town commons, and the Village of St....

Date: 1820-05-24 

Description: A page, headed with "Journal No. 1", of James Doty's journal of a trip with Cass, Schoolcraft, etc. to the sources of the Mississippi River.

Date: 1827-07-22 

Description: Letter from Benjamin Sillman to Increase Lapham requesting information about the canal around the rapids of the Ohio River for inclusion in The Journal...

Date: 1821 

Description: Engraving of the Pictured Rocks shoreline viewed from Lake Superior.

Date: 1829 

Description: Wash drawing of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hollman, who were early settlers in Platteville, Wisconsin.

Date: 1827 ca.

Description: Pe-Che-Co, Pottowattomie (Potawatomi) Chief. Copied from a lithograph of James Otto Lewis, 1827.

Date: 1825-08-19 

Description: Third page of the Treaty between the United States and the Chippewa, Sauk, Fox, Menominee, Iowa, Sioux, Winnebago and a portion of the Ottawa, Chippewa, an...

Date: 1825 

Description: Survey of Lake Superior including Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Date: 1829 ca.

Description: Hand-colored lithograph of Fort Armstrong on Rock Island, based on a drawing by Henry Lewis. Foreground shows a tree floating in the water.

Date: 1827 

Description: Increase Lapham's drawing of a rig designed by Mr. Orange Dibble for removing rocks and other large debris from deep canal cuts.

Date: 1826 

Description: Portrait of the Chippewa Chief Shing-gaa-ba-w'sin (Figure'd Stone) drawn at the Treaty of Fond du Lac by J.O. Lewis.

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