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Date: 1849-08-01 

Description: Bear Valley in Utah; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail). Wilki...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on horseback trying to kill a bear (Plate 19). "The preliminaries of the hunt for the Grizzly Bear having been settled in the manner described in t...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indian with rifle in prone position hunting antelope (Plate 20). "The antelope of the prairies and Rocky Mountains of America, which I believe to be differ...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians with ball-playing equipment, believed to be used in the game of Lacrosse. (Plate 21) "In devoting a few of the last pages of this work to some of...

Date: 1842-09-28 

Description: A page in Samuel Marshall's diary, dated September 28, 1842, with several short entries.

Historical Object

Memorandum and Account Book

Date: 1845 

Description: Diary and account book kept by Nicolaus C. Duerst.

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This is a plat map of Sheboygan showing the Sheboygan River and Lake Michigan. Streets are labeled and plats are numbered in quadrants. Some points of inte...

Date: 1842 

Description: Menominee war dance, as depicted by Francois, Comte de Castelnau, a French naturalist and diplomat who visited Green Bay, Wisconsin about 1838. This detail...

Painting

Reid House

Date: 1842 

Description: Watercolor of the Reid House, residence of William Reid at the head of Big Foot Lake (Lake Geneva). Two children and a woman are in the foreground.

Date: 1844 

Description: Ceremonial Indian dance (Plate 8). "All tribes have their medicine songs particular for the hunting of each animal they choose to go in pursuit of, and by...

Date: 1849-06-29 

Description: Laramie Peak in Wyoming; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1842 ca.

Description: Lithograph of Southport.

Date: 1846 

Description: Two pages of Samuel Marshall's 1846 diary, filled with daily entries.

Date: 1849-06-24 

Description: Original wash drawing of Fort Laramie, Wyoming (actually Fort John; see note below). Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California...

Date: 1844 

Description: Part of a series of local maps, showing a number of burial mounds in the shape of animals near Madison, Wisconsin along military road. The maps also show d...

Date: 1844 

Description: Choctaw Indians performing dance (Plate 22). "As I have mentioned in former pages that for nearly all their hunts, wars, or games, the events of which the...

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: This plat map, which features the very early spelling of Wisconsin as "Wiskonsin", was created sometime between 1846 and 1854 and shows a canal and dam on...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: A head and shoulders portrait of Martin Van Buren, the 8th President of the United States from 1837-1841. Born on December 5, 1782 in Columbia, New York,...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 9). "Some sixty or seventy young men, all mounted on their wild horses, and armed with bows and lances only,...

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: Deserted Pawnee village in Nebraska. Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon...

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