Wisconsin History Day By Day

Related Web Sites:
The Hudson Bay Company's Royal Charter

Hudson's Bay Company-Electric Library

Hudson's Bay Company

Founding of the Hudson's Bay Company

Read More About It

"Wisconsin: A History" by Robert C. Nesbit

"The History of Wisconsin: From Exploration to Statehood" by Alice E. Smith



Interesting Fact:

The Hudson's Bay Company continues to exist today and was still involved in the fur trade up until 1991.

Study Questions:

  • Who were Sieur des Groseilliers and Pierre Esprit Radisson and what did they have to do with the Hudson's Bay Company?
  • What impact did the Hudson's Bay Company have on Wisconsin?
  • What is the history of the Hudson's Bay Company?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on May 2:

    1890: The Oklahoma Territory is organized.
    1972: FBI director J. Edgar Hoover dies.

  • May 2

    May 2, 1670: The Hudson's Bay Company was chartered to colonize the far northern region, including Wisconsin, and establish trade.

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