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Description: Several French fur traders negotiating with native Indians at La Baye.

Learn about the first extreme winters in Wisconsin suffered by explorers and settlers in the 17th through 19th centuries, with links to other articles

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Panoramic view of two men riding on top of a horse-drawn wagon loaded with animal hides. They are driving on a street in a small town near two four-story f...

Wisconsin pioneer Joseph Crelie, might have been exhibited to spectators in 1864 as being 139 years old. But how old was he really?

Date:  date unknown

Description: Inset of head and shoulders portrait of "Queen Marinette," along with an image of her home, which was one of the earliest houses in Marinette. She was the...

Date: 1892-03 ca.

Description: An Indian sets up a hunting trap, with a rifle resting against a tree in the background.

Drawing

Three Figures

Date: 1941 before

Description: Woodcut illustration of three standing figures, possibly a missionary, a fur trader, and an American Indian, depicting Wisconsin history.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The home and fur-trading post of Col. Dominique DuCharme. The portion of the structure on the left was built by DuCharme in 1791. The right portion was add...

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: A man standing with two children, a boy wearing a hat and suspenders, and a girl wearing a dress. They stand in front of a bear hide stretched on poles, wi...

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: This house was located amongst the Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indians, and is where Holzlhuber took shelter one night after he and his large group danced with the f...

Historical Essay

Beaver Top Hat

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Top hat made from beaver felt and worn by Green Bay resident Morgan L. Martin, c. 1825. (Museum object #1968.644)

French Fur Trader

Learn about one of the first French fur traders to visit Wisconsin. Read about his experiences with Indian tribes and his exploration of the countryside.

Historical Essay

Women's History in Wisconsin

Provides a comprehensive summary of women's history in Wisconsin and contains primary sources from the 16th century to the early 21st century.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The Astor Company or Brisbois fur trading post.

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: A man holds a wood stretcher/fleshing beam near his game.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Former building of the Astor Company, also known as the Brisbois Fur Trading Post. At the time this image was made, the structure was occupied by Ben Schau...

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