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Scanlan, Peter Lawrence, 1862-1956 "Nicolas Boilvin, Indian agent"


Nicolas Boilvin, Indian Agent: The author describes the experiences of Nicolas Boilvin (1761-1827), born in Canada and an early resident of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, who worked as an Indian Agent from 1811-27 in the areas surrounding Prairie du Chien. The article contains excerpts from letters and diaries written by Boilvin to various Secretaries of War detailing the shipment of provisions, government-tribal relations, and his perceived responsibilities to the tribes. Each letter offers an extension to the chronological account of Boilvin's experiences offered by the article's author. Boilvin's encounters with the Dakota, Ho-Chunk and Menominee are offered in detail, while the Fox, Nipigon and Sac tribes are peripherally mentioned. (25 pages)

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Citation: Scanlan, Peter Lawrence, 1862-1956 "Nicolas Boilvin, Indian agent" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 27 /Issue: 2 (1943-1944)

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