Fr. Jean St. Cosme describes Wisconsin at the turn of the 18th century.

The Voyage of St. Cosme, 1698-1699


In this letter St. Cosme describes the different Wisconsin tribes and the trade barrier created by the Meskwaki (Fox) uprising. As he passed present-day Green Bay, the Door Peninsula, Milwaukee, and "Chikagou" (Chicago), St. Cosme described the Indians he met and landscapes he encountered. He was on his way to establish a mission among the Cahokia and Tamarois Indians bear modern St. Louis, and was killed seven years later on an expedition further south along the Mississippi River. The Wisconsin portion of his journey is on pages 344-345.


Related Topics: Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
Arrival of the First Europeans
Creator: St. Cosme, Jean François de
Pub Data: From: Kellogg, Louise P. (editor). Early Narratives of the Northwest, 1634-1699. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917): 337-361.
Citation: St. Cosme, Jean François de. "The Voyage of St. Cosme, 1698-1699" 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-055/; Visited on: 9/1/2014
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