PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES AND TERRITORIES
#20 - WISCONSIN
Size: 3" x 5"
Lithographer: Donaldson Bros.
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YOUR COFFEE AT HOME
|ALL over Wisconsin are
the curious earthworks which are
ascribed to the mound-builders.
In 1634 Frontenac sent Jean
Tricolet, a coureur du bois,
to make treaties with the
northwestern tribes, and to
induce them to trade with the
French of Lower Canada. In 1658-9
Radisson and Groseilliers, two
French fur-traders, descended the
Wisconsin River and saw the
Mississippi. In 1661 they built a
stockade near where Ashland now
stands. In 1665 Father Allouez
established a mission at La
Pointe. The Jesuit mission of St.
Francis Xavier arose at Depere
two years later. Joliet and
Marquette passed through
Wisconsin in 1673 on their way to
explore the Upper Mississippi. In
1679, among the Islands of Green
Bay, La Salle's vessel was lost
in a storm. The following years
Du Luth and Father Hennepin
voyaged throughout the State. In
1692 Le Suéur built a stockade
at La Pointe. The country was for
a century and a half the happy
hunting ground for the easy-going
French--licensed traders and coureurs
du bois as well--and in the
French and Inidan war was a
favorite recruiting field for
those disciplined bands of
redskins who periodically broke
forth upon the borders. It was
Langlade, a Wisconsin leader of
these savage allies, who caught
Braddock in his slaughter-pen.
The Black-Hawk War (1832) was an
important factor in the opening
of the region to public view. The
Menomonee Indians, part Catholic
and part Pagan, occupy a section
of the great northern
pine-forests and are an honest
and peaceful people.
of Black Hawk and his Indians,
1832; Marquette and
Joliet crossing the portage from
the Fox to the Wisconsin
River; Stand Rock in the "Dells."
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