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Historical Essay

Winnebago War (1827)

Brief description of the Winnebago War.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Historical Essay

The Iroquois Wars

New Tribes Brought to Wisconsin by French Commerce

Learn how contact with Europeans, the fur trade and warfare among their tribes drove many Indians to the Wisconsin territory in the 17th century.

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

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

Menominee war chief

Read a brief account of the Menominee leader, Tomah. This article includes several links to primary sources and pictures.

Influential Early Wisconsin Settlers

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

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

Historical Essay

Wild Rice

A Brief History of one of Wisconsin's Earliest Crops

Discover the history of wild rice in Wisconsin.

Supplemental teaching materials for 'Native People of Wisconsin'

Interactive whiteboard resources designed for use with Patty Loew's "Native People of Wisconsin" for the 4th grade classroom.

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.

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.

Teaching Materials

Teaching materials for use with the 2nd Edition of Patty Lowe's "Indian Nations of Wisconsin."
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