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Description: View through a window of Indians conversing with traders. Caption reads, "Trade-Room [sic], Hudson Bay Company's Fort, In The Plain Country".

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)

Date: 1922 

Description: The American Fur Company warehouse, also called Old Treaty Hall. In 1832 the fur company moved its Bayfield post to the Island (Madeline Island), and on th...

Date: 1892-02 

Description: Engraving of a fur trader standing in the middle of a circle of seated Indians in their council tepee.

Date: 1922 

Description: Detail of the entrance of the American Fur Company warehouse, also called Old Treaty Hall. In 1832 the fur company moved its Bayfield post to the Island (M...

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fur trader, pioneer land speculator

Brief biography of [Jean] Joseph Rolette (1781 - 1842).

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Brief history of the factory system (fur trade) in Wisconsin.

Date: 1960 ca.

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

When the Beaver was King

Discover how beavers transformed Wisconsin's economy in the 1650s for the next two centuries.

Historical Essay

Cadotte, Michael, 1764-1837

Pioneer Fur Trader

Brief biography of pioneer fur trader Michael Cadotte.

Date: 1755-07-09 

Description: An important event of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) was commissioned in 1903 by Robert Laird McCormick, president of the State Historical Society o...

Fur Trader and Explorer

Brief biography of Médard Chouart des Groseilliers who was a fur trader and explorer.

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...

Date: 1920 ca.

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

Historical Essay

Vieau, Jacques (1757-1852)

Fur Trader

Biography of pioneer fur trader Jacques Vieau.

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: 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...

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