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Date: 1964-07-26 

Description: The newly crowned beauty queens and attendants from St. Croix Falls and neighboring Taylors Falls stand with Willis Erickson (right), president of the Polk...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Waa-pa-laa, or the Playing Fox, the Prince of the Fox Tribe. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at Prairie du Chien (1825).

Date: 1837 

Description: This map shows planned military posts/depots, barracks, rivers, lakes, roads, existing forts, and land assigned to various Indian tribes. Arkansas, Illino...

Historical Essay

Marin, Paul, 1692-1753

French Official, Captain and Fur Trader

Biography of French Official, Captain and Fur Trader Paul Marin.

Date: 1758 

Description: This detailed map of north eastern America shows the boundaries, cities, mountains, rivers, lakes, Native American land and towns, and roads from east of t...

Classroom Material

The Black Hawk War, 1832

Learn about the 1832 conflict between the Sauk and Fox Indians and American troops that ended with the surrender of Black Hawk

Date:  date unknown

Description: A copy of a portrait of Chief Keokuk (1767–1848) was an orator of extreme eloquence and noted for his policy of cooperation with the U.S. government. Text...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Hand tinted plate depicting Sauk and Fox Indians on a beach near St. Louis drawn by Karl Bodmer, engraved by Vogel, printed by Bougeard, published by J. Ho...

Date: 1825-08-19 

Description: Second page of the Treaty between the United States and the Chippewa, Sauk, Fox, Menominee, Iowa, Sioux, Winnebago and a portion of the Ottawa, Chippewa, a...

Historical Essay

Fox Wars, 1712-1730

Brief run down of the events surrounding the series of confrontations between the Fox Indians and the French, largely fought between 1712 and 1730.

How the Natives Lost Their Land

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

Photograph

Sauk-Foxes

Date: 1898 

Description: Sauk-Foxes at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition and Indian Congress.

Historical Essay

Catlin, George (1796-1872)

Artist and Author

Biography of author and artist George Catlin, who painted Indians.

Read about the desperate 1832 battle near Madison, WI, of the starving Sauk, Fox and Kickapoo Native Americans against the British and the Ho-Chunk.

A Priest Follows Another Priest's 300-Year-Old Path to Death

Learn how Rev. A. A. A. Schmirler traced the path Fr. Rene Menard took in 1661 down northern Wisconsin's rivers to the likely spot of his death.

Date: 1825-08-19 

Description: Fourth page of the Treaty between the United States and the Chippewa, Sauk, Fox, Menominee, Iowa, Sioux, Winnebago and a portion of the Ottawa, Chippewa, a...

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

Date: 1825-09 

Description: Hand-colored lithograph depicting the 1825 Treaty at Prairie du Chien, with Fort Crawford seen in the background. This treaty negotiated between Governor W...

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.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a statue of Chief Keokuk of the Sauk Indians located in Rand Park, Iowa. The Keokuk chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was instrum...

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