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The War of 1812 in Wisconsin : the battle for Prairie du Chien
2016
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While this book focuses on the July 1814 siege of Prairie du Chien, an important fur trade route on the Wisconsin River, during the War of 1812, it also gives years of background on the conflict and the region, with special focus on the impact of the conflict on the daily lives of European Americans and Native Americans, especially the fates of the tribes that were enlisted as allies by the US and the British. The book surveys the history of the region and its people from 1634 through August 1815, the aftermath of war. B&w historical illustrations and maps are included. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com) - (Book News)

In The War of 1812 in Wisconsin, author Mary Elise Antoine brings a little-known corner of Wisconsin’s history to life. Prairie du Chien, located just above mouth of the Wisconsin River, was the key to trade on the upper Mississippi. Whoever controlled the prairie commanded the immense territory inhabited by thousands of American Indians—and the fur they traded. The outcome of the war determine what "manifest destiny" would mean for all who called these lands home.

- (Chicago Distribution Center)

In The War of 1812 in Wisconsin, author Mary Elise Antoine brings a little-known corner of Wisconsin’s history to life. Prairie du Chien, located just above mouth of the Wisconsin River, was the key to trade on the upper Mississippi. Whoever controlled the prairie commanded the immense territory inhabited by thousands of American Indians—and the fur they traded. When war broke out between the United States and Great Britain in 1812, British and Americans fought to maintain the ever-shifting alliance of the tribes.

This is the story of the battle for the control of Prairie du Chien and the western country, which began many years before the three-day siege in July of 1814 for which the Battle of Prairie du Chien is named. It is also the tale of the people, Euro-American and Native, who lived in pre-territorial Wisconsin and how the contest for control of the region affected their lives and livelihoods. The outcome of the War of 1812 would determine what "manifest destiny" would mean to all who called these lands home.

- (Chicago Distribution Center)

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