WPT Documentaries

When Wisconsin was New France

Special | 57m 58s

Uses a collection of 17th century maps in an examination of the relationships between French voyageurs and Native Americans in Wisconsin. Describes the early French trade and religious missions, the Indian cultures that they encountered, the role of Jean Nicolet and of the Jesuit priests, the Metis, and how the maps illustrate the French influence in the area.

Aired: 01/01/02

Rating: TV-G

Video has closed captioning.

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