• Early times and events in Wisconsin

    Lockwood, James H., 1793-1857

    James Lockwood arrived at Prairie du Chien in 1816. Working for Jacob Franks and the American Fur Company, he would later become a banker, merchant, and judge. He recollects here the early years of se…

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  • Early Life among the Indians

    Armstrong, Benjamin G., 1820-1900

    In 1840 Armstrong took up his residence among the Indians of northern Wisconsin, learned the Ojibwe language, and became a well-known interpreter. He won their friendship by respecting traditional lif…

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