• An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Sauk and Fox Nations of Indians

    Forsyth, Thomas, 1771-1833

    Thomas Forsyth (1771-1833) was an Illinois fur trader who served as Indian agent for the Sauk and Fox Indians from 1818-1830. He was stationed at Rock Island, Ill., just across from their principal to…

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  • Official Journal, 1820: Expedition with Cass and Schoolcraft

    Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865

    James Duane Doty, future governor of Territorial Wisconsin, was selected by Gov. Lewis Cass to be the official secretary of this U.S. exploring expedition. Doty, then 21 and serving as the secretary t…

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  • Recollections of Antoine Grignon

    Grignon, Antoine

    Antoine Grignon was born in 1826 at Prairie du Chien and was the last of that family to work primarily as a trader among the Wisconsin tribes. He recalls here his boyhood in Prairie du Chien, and the…

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  • Un Payement de Menomonies, 1838

    Neveu, Gustave de, 1811-1881

    An account written in 1855 by de Neveu of his visit in October 1838 to the Wolf River to witness the payment to the Menominee Indians of their annual payment from the United States government. A typed…

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