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Historical Essay

Early U.S. Settlement

Military Outposts in Wisconsin

Read how American forts were established and settlement increased in Wisconsin after the War of 1812.

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

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

Historical Essay

Oshkosh, Chief (1795-1858)

Chief of the Menominee Indians

Biography of Menominee Indian chief Oshkosh.

Learn about a case that created much racial tension between white settlers and the Menominee Indians. This article includes a link to a longer article.

Use the 1673 journal of Father Jacques Marquette to introduce students to the early exploration of Wisconsin

How Native Life was Transformed

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

Historical Essay

Lumbering in Wisconsin

Brief history of lumbering in Wisconsin.

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

How the Natives Lost Their Land

Learn about the many treaties between the United States government and native tribes.

Menominee War Chief

Learn about the leadership of this Menominee War Chief and his negotiations with the U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

A Brief Introduction

A brief history of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. Visit the links to learn more about Menominee history, culture and community.

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

Historical Essay

Logging

The Industry That Changed the State

Discover how the logging industry shaped Wisconsin's economy and culture from the 19th century to the present.

Historical Essay

Williams, Eleazer 1788-1858

Canadian Clergyman, Missionary and Con Artist

Biography of Eleazer Williams, a Canadian clergyman and missionary who claimed to be the French Lost Dauphin.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Maple sugar container made by missionary Rosalie Dousman, mid-1800s. (Museum object #1969.419)

Influential Early Wisconsin Settlers

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

Historical Essay

Winnebago War (1827)

Brief description of the Winnebago War.

Historical Essay

Indian schools in Wisconsin

Brief history of Indian schools in Wisconsin.
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