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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.

Book or Pamphlet

Native American Marks

Date: 1820-08-05 

Description: Sketches of Native American marks in James Doty's travel journal. Most of the marks represent different types of fish.

Date: 1823 ca.

Description: First church in Green Bay.

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.


Description: Indians of the North Red River area, probably in the vicinity of old Fort Douglas, now Winnipeg, Canada, spearing beaver.

Map or Atlas

Fort Crawford

Date: 1821 

Description: A topographical view of the site of Fort Crawford.



Date: 1821-08-18 

Description: The reverse side of the Green Bay treaty, August 18, 1821. The treaty is signed by the chiefs of the six Indian nations for the possession of lands near th...

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...

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: 1827 

Description: Portrait of Ker-o-menee, a celebrated Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) chief. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted by J.O. Lewis at the Treat...

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: 1820 

Description: Narrative Journal of Travels through the northwestern regions of the United States, extending from Detroit through the great chain of American lakes to the...

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 

Description: Survey of Lake Superior including Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Date: 1829 

Description: Drawing of Cassville depicting a horse cart on the river's edge, with men and boats.


Blue Baby Mittens

Date: 1827 ca.

Description: Baby mittens knitted of blue and white wool yarn.

Date: 1828 

Description: Map of the Louisville and Portland Canal on the Ohio River. The map shows Louisville, Shippingsport, Clarksville, Jeffersonville, Gravel Island, Corn Islan...

Date: 1826 

Description: Originally titled "Chippeway Squaw and Child". Portrait of a Chippewa (Ojibwa) woman and her child painted by J.O. Lewis at the Treaty of Fond du Lac in 18...



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