Wisconsin Frontier. First Edition in dustjacket

By: WYMAN, Mark

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WYMAN, Mark. The Wisconsin Frontier. Bloomington & Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, (1998). First Printing. Pp (6),[vii]-xviii,(2),[1]-336,(4). Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "From French coureurs de bois coursing through its waterways in the seventeenth century to the iumberjacKs 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 irom their guns, pots, blankets, and other trade items. Besides its natural riches of furs, farmland, wild game,timber, and lead, Wisconsin lay astride the major water route linKing the St. Lawrence and the Gulf of Mexico, ana it became a contested site as France, Britain, and the United States fought to control the Upper Lakes. The British were long reluctant to give up this land that they had lost through war and diplomacy, but eventually the victorious Americans arriving in the early nineteenth century transformed the region. As population grew, the Indians realized that incoming groups wanted land as well as furs, and a series of struggles erupted that eventually left Chippewas, Menominees, and the"New York Indians" with reservations. The Winnebagoes and Potawatomis obta ined smaller holdings; but many of them, as well as members of tribes such as ethe Foxes and Sacs, were moved beyond the Mississippi under government treaties. The settlers' frontier produced a state with enormous ethnic variety, but its unruliness worried distant governmental and religious authorities, who soon dispatched officials and missionaries to help guide the new setlements. By 1900 an era was rapidly passing, leavng Wisconsin's peoples with traditions of optimism and self-government, but confronting them also with tangled cutover lands and game scarcities that were a legacy of the settlers' belief in the inexhaustible resources of the frontier." (from the dj). Contents : Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. The French Open a Frontier. 2. Before the Europeans. 3. Frenchmen and Indians. 4. An Arena for International Competition. 5. Struggle Over the Upper Lakes. 6. Miners, Indian Wars, and a Frontier Transformed. 7. Rush to the Land. 8. An Ethnic and Religious Jumble. 9. Restricting the Indian Domain. 10. Logging the Pineries. 11. Legacies. Essay on Sources. Index. Very good in dustjacket. 30.00

Title: Wisconsin Frontier. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: WYMAN, Mark

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, 1998, ISBN:0253334144:

Seller ID: 114454

Keywords: WISCONSIN UNITED STATES AMERICAN REGIONAL HISTORY FRONTIER PIONEER LIFE,