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

Catholics in Wisconsin

Brief history of Catholics in Wisconsin.

Jesuit Missionary

Read about the Jesuit priest who established several missions in Wisconsin during the 17th century.

Classroom Material

Father Jacques Marquette, 1673

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

French Exploration of the North American Interior

Find out about the two French explorers that traversed the Wisconsin countryside in 1673. This artcile details their exploration of the Mississippi.

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

Historical Essay

Indian schools in Wisconsin

Brief history of Indian schools in Wisconsin.

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