The Ottawas and Huron Flee to Wisconsin, 1656-1662.

1656--62: The Ottawas and Huron Flee to Wisconsin


The tribes of the eastern Great Lakes tried to take refuge in the upper Mississippi Valley and along the south shore of Lake Superior. This increased pressure on food supplies and other natural resources in Wisconsin. In 1661, Father Rene Menard, who had converted some in their original villages closer to Montreal, followed them west and became the first missionary to reach Wisconsin.


Related Topics: Early Native Peoples
Iroquois Wars of the 17th Century
Creator: Perrot, Nicolas.
Pub Data: From Perrot's Mémoire sur les moeurs, coustumes et relligion des Sauvages de l'Amérique Septentrionale, as excerpted in Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. 16: 14-21.
Citation: Perrot, Nicolas. "The Ottawas and Huron Flee to Wisconsin." From Memoire sur les moeurs, coustumes et relligion des Sauvages de l'Amérique Septentrionale, as excerpted in Wisconsin Historical Collections, vol. 16: 14-21. Online facsimile at:  http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/lhbum:@field(DOCID+@l
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