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A French official summarizes Wisconsin tribes in 1736

1736: Census of the Indian Tribes


French officials occasionally investigated the number, location and conditions among the tribes with whom they traded throughout the Great Lakes and upper Mississippi Valley. We give here an anonymous French report from 1736 written at Michilimackinac; a similar English one, composed in Green Bay in 1761, can be seen in Lieut. James Gorrell's journal elsewhere in Turning Points. They provide isolated statistical snapshots of the Wisconsin Indian nations that can be found nowhere else.

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Related Topics: Early Native Peoples
Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
Colonialism Transforms Indian Life
Creator: Celoron, Pierre Joseph ?
Pub Data: In Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. 17, pp. 245-252; originally printed in New York Colonial Documents, vol. ix: 1052-1958.
Citation: "1736: Census of the Indian Tribes." Wisconsin Historical Collections (Madison: State Historical Society, 1906): 245-252. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=19; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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