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A visit to Sauk miners in southwestern Wisconsin in 1766

A visit to Sauk miners in southwestern Wisconsin in 1766


In Oct. 1766, Jonathan Carver visited the Sauk village on the Wisconsin River at Prairie du Sac. On pages 46-49 of the book linked below he describes the lead region to the south of the village, and mined lead possessed by the Indians.

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Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin
Creator: Carver, Jonathan, 1710-1780
Pub Data: (London: Printed for C. Dilly; H. Payne; and J. Phillips, 1781).
Citation: Carver, Jonathan. Excerpt from, Travels through the Interior Parts of North America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768... (London, 1781). Online facsimile at:  http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/u?/aj,13304; Visited on: 4/16/2014
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