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Historical Essay

Winnebago War (1827)

Brief description of the Winnebago War.

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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.

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.

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.

How the Natives Lost Their Land

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

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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

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Historical Essay

Dodge, Henry (1782-1867)

U.S. Senator, Frontiersman, Soldier

Brief biography of Henry Dodge (1782 - 1867).

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Indian Agent

Biography of Indian agent Joseph Montfort Street.

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Death of the Chief

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

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

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.

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