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Painting

The Landing of Jean Nicolet

Date: 1907
Description: Jean Nicolet (1598-1642) was the first European to see Wisconsin and was a prominent French explorer who, for many years, lived among the Indians of Quebec...
Painting

Marquette and Joliet

Date: 1921
Description: Painted scene of an Indian guide paddling, Jacques Marquette, a Jesuit missionary standing, and Louis Joliet, a fur trader paddling, in a canoe exploring t...
Print

A Fur Trader in the Council Tepee

Date: February 1892
Description: Engraving of a fur trader standing in the middle of a circle of seated Indians in their council tepee.
Print

Voyageurs in Camp for the Night

Date: March 1892
Description: Engraving of voyageurs gathered around a fire at their camp.
Manuscript

Diary of Sgt. Charles Floyd

Date: 1804
Description: Front cover of the 55-page diary, from May 14 through August 17, 1804 written by Charles Floyd, a sergeant with the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Book or Pamphlet

Johnston Harvester Company Catalog

Date: 1893
Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Johnston Harvester Company. The cover features a color chromolithograph illustration of Christopher Columbus and hi...
Photograph

North Hearing Room Mural

Date: February 04 1945
Description: The mural depicts a trading station on the borders of a lake, the Whites and Indians are bargaining for furs, and the canoe is the means of transportation....
Photograph

North Reading Room Mural

Date: October 03 1934
Description: The mural depicts a trading station on the borders of a lake, the Whites and Indians are bargaining for furs, and the canoe is the means of transportation....
Print

Carib Rebels Hanged by Order of Diego Ocampa

Date: 1655
Description: Girolamo Benzoni (1519-1570) was an Italian from Milan who spent the years 1541-1556 in the New World. His observations of Spanish imperialism were publish...
Print

Spanish Set Fire to Indian Village

Date: 1655
Description: Girolamo Benzoni (1519-1570) was an Italian from Milan who spent the years 1541-1556 in the New World. His observations of Spanish imperialism were publish...
Print

Indians Punish Spanish by Pouring Gold in Their Mouths

Date: 1655
Description: Girolamo Benzoni (1519-1570) was an Italian from Milan who spent the years 1541-1556 in the New World. His observations of Spanish imperialism were publish...
Print

French Arrive at Port Royal

Date: 1655
Description: Scene from the Laudonnière Expedition in South Carolina, ca. 1564.
Print

French Construct a Fort on the May River, Later Named Fort Caroline

Date: 1655
Description: Engraving made after a painting by Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues (died 1588) during the Laudonnière Expedition in Florida, ca. 1564.
Print

Francis Drake's Hat Stolen by Indians near Rio de la Plata

Date: 1655
Description: Scene from Drake Expedition near Rio de la Plata, Brazil, ca. 1578.
Print

Miwok Ceremony of Welcome to the Dead

Date: 1655
Description: Scene from Drake Expedition on coast of California, ca. 1579. Francis Drake on the Coast of New Albion, California.
Print

The Abduction of Pocahontas by Captain Argall

Date: 1655
Description: Scene from Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, 1610.
Print

Pocahontas Is Visited by Her Brothers

Date: 1655
Description: Scene from Jamestown Settlement in which the brothers of Pocahontas visit her.
Print

Chicahominys Become "New Englishmen"

Date: 1655
Description: Scene from near Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, ca. 1614. The Chickahominy tribe's proximity to Jamestown meant they had early contact with the English....
Print

Laudonnière Observes Natives of Florida Worshipping the Column Bearing Coat of Arms of the King of France Erected by Captain Ribaut

Date: 1655
Description: Engraving made after a painting by Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues (died 1588) during the Laudonnière Expedition in Florida, ca. 1564.
Print

Marriage Request

Date: 1655
Description: Scene near Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, 1614 in which Ralph Hamor tells Powhatan that he has been sent by Sir Thomas Dale to request his youngest daug...

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