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By Lucy Eldersveld Murphy

In a meeting of Rivers, Lucy Eldersveld Murphy strains the histories of Indian, multiracial, and mining groups within the western nice Lakes area through the eighteenth and early 19th centuries. For a century the Winnebagos (Ho-Chunks), Mesquakies (Fox), and Sauks effectively faced waves of French and British immigration via diversifying their economies and commercializing lead mining.Focusing on own tales and precise neighborhood histories, Murphy charts the replaced financial forces at paintings within the sector, connecting them to shifts in gender roles and intercultural relationships. She argues that French, British, and local peoples solid cooperative social and financial bonds expressed in part through mixed-race marriages and the emergence of multiethnic groups at eco-friendly Bay and Prairie du Chien. considerably, local peoples within the western nice Lakes area have been capable of adapt effectively to the recent frontier industry economic system until eventually their lead mining operations turned the envy of outsiders within the 1820s.

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Daniel Usner’s study of the lower Mississippi Valley, far to the south of the Fox-Wisconsin region, described an eighteenth-century economy with some similarities but also striking differences. Indigenous people in both areas intensified food production in order to provision Creole towns and colonial garrisons while also accepting trade goods in exchange for animal pelts—generally furs in the north and deerskins in the south. However, the colonial economy in Louisiana incorporated livestock on a much larger scale than did the communities of the FoxWisconsin region.

Since slaves were war captives, this anomaly probably arose because warfare, being by its very nature coercive, nullified the doctrine of individual freedom for enemies, even captive enemies. Regardless, many prisoners were adopted and considered to have equal citizenship. 29 An example is found in the case of a Pawnee who had been brought to the Fox-Wisconsin as a war captive, probably during the s. 30 Whether Little Elk’s grandfather was freed by adoption, marriage, or military service is unclear, but his grandfather’s status as a prisoner does not seem to have adversely affected Little Elk’s authority.

15 The postwar period, then, was a time of healing and re-creating shattered Mesquakie and Sauk communities in the western Wisconsin River region, while to the east the Winnebagos and other Indians also adjusted to the peace. French Canadian merchant-officials developed the fur trade in the Fox-Wisconsin and surrounding regions while they tried to keep peace between the tribes. During the last twenty-three years of French authority in this region, the Indian-French trade system evolved from the chaos and violence of the war years, developing in the context of diplomacy.

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