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"The Revolutionary Years, 1750-1815" by the Wisconsin Historical Society



Interesting Fact:

Gautier was the nephew of Charles De Langlade.

Study Questions:

  • Why would the Indians fight with England rather than the American colonies?
  • What is Charles Gautier's background?
  • In what Revolutionary War battles did Indians from Wisconsin take part?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on May 13:

    1607: Jamestown is settled by the English in Virginia.
    1954: The St. Lawrence Seaway Development Act is signed into law.

  • May 13

    May 13, 1778: Charles Gautier arrived in Prairie du Chien to recruit Indians to fight with England in the Revolutionary War.

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