A participant tells how the Oneida, Stockbridge, and Brothertown came to Wisconsin in the 1820s.

Advent of the New York Indians [Oneida, Stockbridge and Brothertown] into Wisconsin


Surveyor, journalist, and politician, Albert Ellis came to Wisconsin in 1822 as an advocate for the Oneida Indians. After accompanying an early group on their journey west, Ellis worked to negotiate land claims for the Oneida, Stockbridge, Brothertown (sometimes spelled Brotherton) and other eastern tribes in Wisconsin, including a protracted series of treaty negotiations with the Menominee Indians given here. Although he wrote this essay in a dispassionate voice, Ellis had in fact participated in most of the events he relates, and offers memories of Menominee chief Oshkosh, Eleazar Williams, and other principal actors. Ellis went on to publish the first newspaper in Wisconsin and to serve in a variety of public offices.


Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
Early U.S. Settlement
Treaty Councils, from Prairie du Chien to Madeline Island
Creator: Ellis, Albert Gallatin, 1800-1885.
Pub Data: Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, vol. 2. (Madison, 1903): 415-449
Citation: Ellis, Albert Gallatin. "Advent of the New York Indians into Wisconsin." Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, vol. 2 (Madison, 1903): 415-449. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=49; Visited on: 11/22/2014
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