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Some Interesting Stories of the Winnebago Chief

Read about Ho-Chunk Chief Dandy's interesting and friendly interactions with white settlers in Wisconsin, even while he was a fugitive.

Brief history of the various reformed churches brought to Wisconsin by German and Dutch immigrants.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Cherokee twilled basket, probably traded to Wisconsin, mid 19th century. (Museum object #1955.1021)

Indian Agent

Biography of Indian agent Joseph Montfort Street.

Historical Essay

Nicolet, Jean 1598-1642

French Explorer

Biography of French explorer Jean Nicolet, believed to be the first European to see Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

The Black Hawk War

A Misunderstanding Leads to Massacre

Discover how a Treaty Misunderstanding led to the Massacre of Thousands of Sauk Indians

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

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Reebok baby shoes beaded by Ho-Chunk artist Linda Lucero, c. 1990. (Museum object #1993.102A-B)

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

An Unreliable Text and Other Evidence

Wisconsin History books teach that Jean Nicolet was the first white person to reach the state, but he may have been the second.

How Native Life was Transformed

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

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

Death of the Chief

Discover the history of Ho-Chunk chief Red Bird from 1788-1828.

How the Natives Lost Their Land

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

A brief description of the history of mining operations in Southwestern Wisconsin.

Brief biography of the Ho-Chunk Indian Family, Glory of the Morning Decorah and her children and grandchildren Spoon, Old, One-Eyed, and Waukon.

Influential Early Wisconsin Settlers

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.
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