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Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on foot and horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 7). "The buffalo is a harmless and timid animal until severely wounded, or closely pursued, when it...

Date: 1844 

Description: Hunters using rifles to kill buffalo (Plate 11). "This plate represents the familiar mode of procuring meat, practiced by all the voyageurs on the Misso...

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: Full-length portrait of Mah-To-Toh-Pa. He is holding a decorated spear. "In the former letter I gave some account of Mah-to-toh-pa (the four bears), second...

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype portrait of Horace Griswold Bliss sitting in a chair with his legs crossed, wearing a striped coat, striped vest, and striped tie...

Date: 1849-07-10 

Description: Devil's Gate in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on snowshoes hunting buffaloes immobilized by snow (Plate 15). "In this plate is illustrated the mode alluded to in the preceding page, of the Indi...

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: This map shows rivers, lakes, and towns in states west of the Mississippi River. Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and Green Bay are labeled. Some areas are ou...

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: Shows plat of town, local streets, Fond du Lac River, and part of Lake Winnebago.

Map or Atlas

A New Map of Kentucky

Date: 1847 

Description: A color map of Kentucky with insets showing Lexington, the Falls of Ohio, and the Ohio River.

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: Group portrait of North American Indians. Portraits of the O-Jib-Be-Ways, and individual portraits, one smoking a pipe. Symbols corresponding to individual...

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Map of Wisconsin and a portion of Minnesota showing the township surveys in progress in portions of the Saint Croix River region and in central Wisconsin a...

Map or Atlas

Menomonee Reserve

Date: 1840 ca.

Description: This map is pencil on paper and shows rivers, granite locations, and selected landmarks. Relief is shown by hachures.

Date: 1844-01-12 

Description: Letter from Thomas Steel, Waukesha County physician and farmer, to his father, James Steel, in London, England. It includes a hand-drawn map of Milwaukee C...

Date: 1847 

Description: A hand-colored map that shows the area south and east of the Wisconsin and Fox rivers, as well as a few landmarks just north of that area. The township gr...

Date: 1849-07-25 

Description: Fort Bridger in Wyoming, with wagon parts and teepees, where Wilkins camped for a night; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to Califo...

Date: 1849 

Description: A hand drawn map of showing the two proposed routes from the Milwaukee River to the Moody’s Lime Quarry at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The map includes the rout...

Date: 1848 

Description: This map by Increase Lapham shows the township and range system in southern and eastern Wisconsin as well as along the Wisconsin River in present-day Marat...

Date: 1842 

Description: Drawing of Front and State Streets showing the first houses in La Crosse.

Map or Atlas

Map of Aztalan

Date: 1845 ca.

Description: Map of Aztalan drawn by Increase Lapham.

Photograph

Saint Clara Academy

Date: 1846 after

Description: A view of the main buildings at Saint Clara Academy, set against a hill. Saint Clara Academy moved to River Forest, Illinois in 1922, and since 1970 has go...

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