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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...

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 Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

Date: 1825-08-19 

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

Date: 1825-08-19 

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

Historical Essay

Catlin, George (1796-1872)

Artist and Author

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

Date:  

Description: Members of the Mesquaki nation are posed outside of a Sac and Fox bark house.

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...

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...

How the Natives Lost Their Land

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

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

How Native Life was Transformed

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

Book or Pamphlet

Fox Indian Wars Map

Date:  

Description: Hand-drawn map of the location of the Fox Indian Wars.

Photograph

Indians Bind Wheat

Date:  

Description: Indians start the first McCormick self-binders at the Sac and Fox Agency in Iowa.

Print

Wa-Pel-La

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Description: Wa-Pel-La, a Musquakee Chief.

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:  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...

Date: 1835 ca.

Description: Waa-top-e-not, or the Eagle's Bed, a Chief of the Fox Tribe. Hand-colored lithograph from the Aboriginal Portfolio, painted at the Treaty of Prairie du Ch...

Book or Pamphlet

Combat between Indian Tribes

Date: 1852 

Description: Illustration of the Ojibwa, the Sacs, and Foxes battling from canoes on the water.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Indians thresh the first wheat at the Sac and Fox Agency in Iowa.

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