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Date: 1849-08-02 

Description: Bear River Valley in Utah; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: Wilkins' wagon procession crossing a creek in Missouri; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also...

Date: 1844 

Description: Illustration of the west side of East Water Street.

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: View of the Root River lighthouse.

Date: 1849-05 

Description: Fort Leavenworth with trees, buildings and American flag. The fort was established by Colonel Henry Leavenworth to protect the Santa Fe trail against the I...

Date: 1849 

Description: Handbill advertising McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper, manufactured by the company then known as McCormick, Ogden & Co. Features a small drawing of the r...

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Waist-up portrait (daguerreotype) of Nelson Dewey (1813-1889). He was Governor of Wisconsin from June 7th, 1848 until January 5th, 1852.

Date: 1845 

Description: Engraving depicting the defeat of Black Hawk by General Henry Atkinson at the Battle of Bad Axe on August 2, 1832. The engraving depicts Federal Regulars a...

Painting

Fort Crawford

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: A view of Fort Crawford (the second site and buildings of 1829-?).

Date: 1849 ca.

Description: A head and shoulders portrait of James K. Polk, 11th President of the United States, 1845-1849. Polk was born in North Carolina on November 2, 1795 and di...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians disguised as wolves hunting buffaloes (Plate 13). "Of the white wolf and its habits I have given an account in Plate 10, and although these animals...

Drawing

School

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: The first school house at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

Date: 1847 ca.

Description: Carl de Haas house from across a river.

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: A hand colored map and chart showing a geological cross-section from Rockingham, in present-day Scott County, Iowa, through Blue Mounds to the Wisconsin Ri...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: The old Indian agent's house.

Date: 1849-07-10 ca.

Description: The clay hills that were formed by the Sweetwater River in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland...

Painting

Fort Crawford

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Photograph of a painting of the second Fort Crawford, built 1829-1835. The first Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien was built in 1816, abandoned in 1826, r...

Date: 1849-05 ca.

Description: A farm in Missouri with one wagon visible. Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the...

Date: 1844 

Description: A portrayal of the effects of contact with whites on the Assiniboine chief, Wi-Jun-Jon. (Plate 25). "In offering this illustration to the reader, I am repr...

Date: 1840 

Description: A document written in Norwegian with the words "Otte Skilling Species" at the top of the page.

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