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Jonathan Carver crosses Wisconsin in the 1760's

Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768 (excerpt)


Jonathan Carver (1710-1780) was an English soldier who traveled across Wisconsin into Minnesota and back across Lake Superior in 1766-1768 in order to examine the frontier recently won from the French. He published the first detailed account of Wisconsin written in English, which includes a visit to the Ho-Chunk community presided over by the female chief Glory-of-the-Morning (on pp. 32-38) and a description of early Lake Superior copper (pp. 138-139). Only the Wisconsin portions of his book are given here, from our American Journeys collection; the entire volume is online at Early Canadiana (www.canadiana.org).

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Related Topics: Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
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Creator: Carver, Jonathan, 1710-1780
Pub Data: London: Printed for C. Dilly; H. Payne; and J. Phillips, 1781: pages 1-22, i-xvi, 17-180, and 6 plates
Citation: Carver, Jonathan. Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768 (London, 1781) [excerpt]. Online facsimile at:  http://www.americanjourneys.org/aj-127/index.asp; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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