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Date: 1825 

Description: Hand-colored lithograph portrait of Chippewa (Ojibwa) chief Kitch-ee-i-aa-ba, or the Big Buck. Painted at the Treaty of Prarie du Chien (1825).

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: 1827 

Description: Portrait of Ma-ko-me-ta (Bear's Oil) a Menominee chief sketched by J.O. Lewis at the Treaty of Green Bay.

Date: 1828 ca.

Description: Increase Lapham's drawings of Unio plicatus and Unio radiatum (?) from the Scioto River, Cypraea tigris (Tiger cowry), and an Atlantic...

Date: 1827 

Description: Drawings of Datura Stramonium, more commonly known by the names jimson weed, devil's trumpet, devil's weed, thorn apple, tolguacha, Jamestown weed, stinkwe...

Date: 1821 

Description: Engraving depicting the Schoolcraft expedition crossing the Ontonagon River to investigate a copper boulder.

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: 1820 

Description: Undated manuscript map. Prairie du Chien.

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...


Unio mondonta

Date: 1828 ca.

Description: Increase Lapham's drawing of a Union mondonta (or Unio soleniformis) shell. There are also two views of another shell drawn below and a drawi...


Description: Watercolor miniature of Isaac Winnesheek, Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Chief.



Date: 1825 

Description: Portrait of Wa-kaun (Snake) a Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Chief painted by J.O. Lewis at the Treaty of Prairie du Chien in 1825.

Date: 1824-08-20 

Description: The front page of a letter writen by President Thomas Jefferson to Henry Dearborn.

Date: 1825-08-19 

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

Date: 1825 

Description: Engraved view of several wooden cranes extracting large stones from a cut during the construction of the Erie Canal. The rig in the foreground is horse-dri...

Date: 1823 ca.

Description: First church in Green Bay.

Date: 1826 

Description: Connecticut State Lottery ticket for the benefit of the Bishop's Fund.

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: 1823 

Description: British evacuation of their fort at Prairie du Chien after the end of the War of 1812. Fort Shelby, the first fort at Prairie du Chien, was built in 1814 b...

Date: 1827 

Description: Lithographic portrait of Key-Way-No-Wut or Going Cloud, the war chief of the Lac du Flambeau band of Chippewa smoking a pipe.

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