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The Wisconsin frontier

Author: Mark Wyman; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1998.
Series: History of the trans-Appalachian frontier.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From French coureurs de bois coursing through its waterways in the seventeenth century to the lumberjacks who rode logs down those same rivers in the late nineteenth century, settlers came to Wisconsin's frontier seeking wealth and opportunity. Indians mixed with these newcomers, sometimes helping and sometimes challenging them, often benefiting from their guns, pots, blankets, and other trade items. The settlers'
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Wyman; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0253334144 9780253334145
OCLC Number: 38030306
Description: xviii, 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The French open a frontier --
Before the Europeans --
Frenchmen and Indians --
An arena for international competition --
Struggle over the upper lakes --
Miners, Indian wars, and a frontier transformed --
Rush to the land --
An ethnic and religious jumble --
Restricting the Indian domain --
Logging the pineries --
Legacies.
Series Title: History of the trans-Appalachian frontier.
Responsibility: Mark Wyman.

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From the 17th century, to the late 19th century, Wisconsin's frontier era saw thousands arriving from Europe. As population grew the Indians realized that incoming groups wanted land as well as furs,  Read more...

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"A handful of black-and-white photographs illustrate this thoroughlyaccessible history, highly recommended especially for Wisconsin history shelves andpublic library collections." -- Midwest Book Read more...

 
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