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How the Natives Lost Their Land

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

From Slave to Healer

Learn about Mary Ann Menard, Wisconsin's first doctor.

Historical Essay

The War of 1812

Wisconsin's Involvement with the war on the French, British and Natives

Learn how the British relinquished control of Wisconsin and Americans took over the region's fur trade during the war of 1812.

A Short Biography

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.

Confederacy President's Experience in Wisconsin

Discover the history of Confederacy president Jefferson Davis in Wisconsin

Brief sumamtion of the Battle of Prairie du Chien.

Historical Essay

Epidemic Anniversary

A History of Disease in Wisconsin

Read this informative collection of all the outbreaks and epidemics in Wisconsin's history.

Historical Essay

Catlin, John, 1803-1874

Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.

Brief biography of pioneer lawyer, politician and railroad man John Catlin.

Historical Essay

Crelie, Joseph 1773-1866

Pioneer and Hoaxer

Biography of Prairie du Chien pioneer and Wisconsin's "oldest man," Joseph Crelie.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Authtor, Attorney, State Senator

Learn about the oldest cities and towns in Wisconsin which were established by 1836 and still exist today.

When the Beaver was King

Discover how beavers transformed Wisconsin's economy in the 1650s for the next two centuries.

Historical Essay

Winnebago War (1827)

Brief description of the Winnebago War.

Historical Essay

Myrick, Nathan 1822-1903

Pioneer Settler and Indian Trader

Biography of pioneer settle and Indian trader Nathan Myrick, who had a sawmill on the Black River and sold firewood and lumber to Mississippi steamers.

Fur Trader, Merchant, Judge and Territorial Legislator

Biography of fur trader, merchant, judge and territorial legislator James Henry Lockwood.

Historical Essay

Lumbering in Wisconsin

Brief history of lumbering in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Brisbois, Michael 1760-1837

Fur Trader and Settler

Biography of French-Canadian fur trader Michel Brisbois, who founded the first permanent white settlement in Prairie du Chien.

A Plot of Land Becomes a City

Discover how Wisconsin went from a small part of a territory to a capital city.

A Short History of Wisconsin

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