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Historical Essay

Cadotte, Michael, 1764-1837

Pioneer Fur Trader

Brief biography of pioneer fur trader Michael Cadotte.

Photograph

Ox Carts with Furs

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Description: A view showing a line of ox carts loaded with furs leaving the Hudson Bay Company's Post to make the 16 mile trip to avoid the rapids on Slave River. Housi...

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

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Description: Drawing of trappers on leaving their hunting grounds.

Book or Pamphlet

1812 Fur Trade Engagement

Date: 1812-03-14 

Description: English translation of the Fur Trade Engagement for Charles St. Antoine dit Vacher.

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

Date: 1892-03 ca.

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

Photograph

Old Mission Church

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Old Mission church on Madeline Island.

A Short History of Wisconsin

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: 1859 

Description: Hand-colored engraving showing fur company agents making a distribution of goods to Indians, some of whom are seated on the ground, in a fenced courtyard w...

Photographs from the Apostle Islands

Learn about the history of the Apostle Islands in the northnmost part of Wisconsin, a popular summer refuge for tourists and residents.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: An exterior view of the John Jacob Astor House. The building previously housed the American Fur Company.

Date: 1974 

Description: Map of Wisconsin with drawings illustrating historic places and events throughout the state. The Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin appears at the top ri...

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Old Northwest Fur Trading Post.

Date: 1892 

Description: Illustration of "Voyageur with Tumpline". A tumpline is a strap attached at both ends to a load and used to carry the object by placing the strap over the...

Land Speculator and Businessman

Biography of fur trader, lumberman, land speculator and businessman Hercules Louis Dousman.

Date: 1938 

Description: A woman is seated in front of silver fox pelts hanging from pegs at the Fromm Brothers Fur and Ginseng Farm sale. On the right is a poster of an advertisem...

Fur Trader and Murderer

Biography of pioneer fur trader John Baptiste Dubay.
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