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Wisconsin History Essays

Learn something new about the past and gain a deeper understanding of your world. Hundreds of essays tell the stories of the people, places and events that are Wisconsin history.

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How One Family Helped Build the Modern Tourist Destination

Discover how Wisconsin Dells came to prominence as a Midwestern tourism institution.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Eagle feather dance staff used at 1933 World's Fair by Ho-Chunk dancers from the Wisconsin Dells. (Museum object #2001.49.1)

A Warrior Prepared to Die is Disappointed

Discover the story of a Ho-Chunk warrior who surrenders and is grieved at receiving a fair trial.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

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The Black Hawk War

Read about the war with the Sauk Indians in the summer of 1832 which resulted in their massacre and defeat and the removal of the tribe from Wisconsin.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Lancaster, Wisconsin.

Learn how white contact disrupted and transformed Indian life in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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