• Chief Buffalo's Petition to the President

    Ojibwe Indians

    According to Lac Courte Oreilles oral tradition this petition, originally of birch bark, reflects the plea of the Bands of the Lake Superior Chippewa, today called the Lac Courte Oreilles, St. Croix,…

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  • Alexander Henry's 1765-1766 visit to Wisconsin

    Henry, Alexander, 1739-1824

    The first British trader given a license to collect Wisconsin pelts was Alexander Henry, who wrote a vivid autobiography many years later. He narrowly escaped death at Mackinaw in 1763, and when Ponti…

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  • Treaty crisis: cultures in conflict

    Wisconsin State Journal

    In the 1980s, disputes over treaty rights in Northern Wisconsin, particularly the Ojibwe practice of walleye spearing, began attracting national attention. Treaties made between the U.S. government an…

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  • 1834 diary

    Kemper, Jackson, 1789-1870

    In 1834, Episcopal bishop Jackson Kemper undertook a trip to Wisconsin to report on the school founded by Rev. Richard Cadle for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal…

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