• Forest History Association of Wisconsin. Proceedings (1976-1985)

    Forest History Association of Wisconsin

    In 1976, a group of scholars, local historians, collectors, and other people interested in the history of logging and lumbering in Wisconsin formed the Forest History Association of Wisconsin. They ha…

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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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  • Survey of Conditions of the Indians in the United States

    After 40 years of failed Indian policy, the U.S. Senate called these hearings to see what could be done to improve matters. Under the Dawes Act (or General Allotment Act) of 1887, tribal lands previou…

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  • History, Tradition and Adventure in the Chippewa Valley

    Bartlett, William W

    William Bartlett produced this eclectic history of the Chippewa Valley drawn from newspaper articles, personal reminscences, photographs, and interviews with residents of the area. Of particular note…

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  • 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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  • A brief story of the Menominee Indians

    Robertson, Melvin L

    This 40-page mimeographed report was written by the tribe's last Indian agent, Melvin L. Robertson, in 1958, to answer the many questions he had received about tribal history and their transition from…

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