Father Jean Claude Allouez in the Fox Valley, 1669-1670.

Father Allouez's Journey into Wisconsin, 1669-70


Allouez first came to Wisconsin in 1665, when he established a mission on Lake Superior. He returned in November 1669, reaching Green Bay barefoot and covered with ice. He celebrated mass with Indians at the Oconto River, then spent the rest of the winter among the Potawotamie in Door County. After the ice broke in mid-March, Allouez traversed the Fox-Wisconsin waterway, describing Kaukauna, Grand Chute, Lake Winnebago, and other places in central Wisconsin. He also found camps of refugee Indians displaced by the wars with the Iroquois, including the Sauk who were recently driven to Wisconsin by the wars in the East.


Related Topics: Early Native Peoples
Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
Iroquois Wars of the 17th Century
Arrival of the First Europeans
Creator: Allouez, Claude Jean, 1620-1690?
Pub Data: From: Kellogg, Louise P. (editor). Early Narratives of the Northwest, 1634-1699. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917): 141-160.
Citation: Allouez, Claude Jean. "Father Allouez¿s Journey into Wisconsin, 1669-70" in Kellogg, Louise P. (editor). Early Narratives of the Northwest, 1634-1699. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917); Online facsimile at:  http://www.americanjourneys.org/aj-048; Visited on: 10/31/2014
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