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An early French overview of Wisconsin

Between 1640 and 1660: Tribes and Tribal Wars about Green Bay


Claude-Charles Bacqueville de la Potherie was a French writer whose Histoire de l'Amérique Septentrionale, published at Paris in 1716, summarized much of what was then known about Wisconsin. He relied very heavily on the unpublished journals of Nicolas Perrot, whom he had met in 1701. After outlining the geography and the various tribes around Green Bay, he gives here (on p. 9) a succinct account of wild rice and how it is used by Wisconsin tribes.

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Related Topics: Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Arrival of the First Europeans
Wild Rice Harvesting
Creator: Bacqueville de La Potherie, M. de (Claude-Charles Le Roy), 1668-1738.
Pub Data: From Histoire de l'Amérique Septentrionale, excerpted and translated in Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, vol. 16: 3-10
Citation: Bacqueville de La Potherie, M. de (Claude-Charles Le Roy). "Between 1640 and 1660: Tribes and Tribal Wars about Green Bay." Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, vol. 16: 3-10. Online facsimile at:  http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/lhbum:@field(DOCID+@l
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