Wisconsin History Day By Day

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"Indian Nations of Wisconsin" by Patty Loew

"Wisconsin Indians" by Nancy Oestreich Lurie

"Native American Communities in Wisconsin, 1600-1960" by Robert E. Bieder



Interesting Fact:

In 1824, about 200 Oneidas and Mohicans were relocated to Wisconsin from New York, settling along the Fox River. By 1838, more than 650 members of the tribe were settled in Wisconsin.

Study Questions:

  • Why were New York tribes being relocated?
  • What were the results of Morse's attempts to locate land?
  • How did tribes already living in Wisconsin react to attempts to relocate tribes from New York?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on July 15:

    1918: The Second Battle of the Marne started on this date leading to the end of World War I.

  • July 15

    July 15, 1820: Dr. Jedediah Morse, New York missionary and father of Samuel Morse, traveled to the Green Bay area seeking a suitable tract of land from Wisconsin Indians so New York tribes could be relocated.

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