Further Exploration

There is much more to explore! Here are some sites you can navigate to, and a list of reference books and articles where you can get much more information.

Importantly, be sure to click on the links that are provided on the map of the French Heritage Corridor itself!

A few websites

Canadian Museum of History:

Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park:

Indiana Dunes National Park (Bailly Homestead):

Fort St. Joseph Archeological Project Booklets:

Myaamia (Miami tribe) Native history:

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center:

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Historical and Cultural Preservation Site:

Dennis Stroughmatt and L’Esprit créole:
Website: creolefiddle.com and 2022 Concert

Books and Articles

Crucifix found at Fort St. Joseph (Photo:Tori Hawley. Courtesy of the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project

Crucifix found at Fort St. Joseph (Photo: Tori Hawley. Courtesy of the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project)

Anson, Bert (1970). The Miami Indians. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Antoine, Mary Elise and Lucy Eldersveld Murphy, eds. (2016). Frenchtown Chronicles of Prairie du Chien: History and Folklore from Wisconsin’s Frontier,  Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Armour, David, and Keith R. Widder (1986). At the Crossroads: Michilimackinac During the American Revolution. Mackinac Island, MI: Mackinac State Historic Parks.

Balesi, Charles J. (1991). The Time of the French in the Heart of North America. Bourbonnais, IL: Paginae.

Brandão, J. A., and Michael S. Nassaney (2021). The Jesuits at Fort St. Joseph in Southwest Michigan. In The Archaeology of Jesuit Sites in the Americas, edited by Stephan T. Lenik and Laura E. Masur. Journal of Jesuit Studies 8(3): 355-384.

Brown, Margaret K. (2002). The Voyageur in the Illinois Country: The Fur Trade’s Professional Boatman in Mid America. St. Louis: Center for French Colonial Studies.

Buisseret, David (1991). Introduction by Charles Balesi. Mapping the French Empire in North America: An Interpretive Guide to the Exhibition Mounted at The Newberry Library on the Occasion of the Seventeenth Annual Conference of The French Colonial Historical Society, La Société d’Histoire Coloniale Française. Chicago: The Newberry Library.

Cayton, Andrew R. L. (1996). Frontier Indiana. Bloomington: Indiana UP.

Day, Richard (2004). Vincennes: A Pictorial History. St. Louis: C. Bradley Publishing.

Edmunds, R. David (1978). The Potawatomis: Keepers of the Fire. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Ekberg, Carl J. (1996). Colonial Ste. Genevieve: An Adventure on the Mississippi Frontier. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP.

Germain, Georges-Hébert (2003). Les coureurs des bois: La saga des Indiens blancs. Outremont, Quebec: Libre Expression.

Gilman, Carolyn (1982). Where Two Worlds Meet: The Great Lakes Fur Trade. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society.

Hartley, Erika K. and Michael S. Nassaney (2022). People of the Post. Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project. Booklet Series No. 4. Kalamazoo: Western Michigan UP.

Havard, Gilles and Cécile Vidal (2003).  Histoire de l’Amérique française.  Paris: Flammarion.

Juen, Rachel B. and Michael S. Nassaney (2012). The Fur Trade. Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Projects. Paper 2.  http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/fortstjoseph2

Murphy, Lucy Eldersveld (2014). Great Lake Creoles: A French-Indian Community on the Northern Borderlands, Prairie du Chien, 1750-1860. New York: Cambridge UP.

Nassaney, Michael S. (2015). The Archaeology of the North American Fur Trade. Gainesville, U Press of Florida.

Nassaney, Michael S. (ed.) (2019). Fort St. Joseph Revealed: The Historical Archaeology of a Fur Trading Post. U Press of Florida, Gainesville (paperback edition, 2021).

Forts Français

Flintlock hardware (Photo: Brock Giordano. Courtesy of the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project)

Flintlock hardware (Photo: Brock Giordano. Courtesy of the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project)

Nassaney, Michael S. (ed.) (2021). Excavating Fort St. Joseph: A Historic Trading Post Comes Alive. Michigan History 105 (5):17-22.

Poremba, David Lee (2005). Detroit: A Motor City History. Charleston, SC; Chicago, IL; Portsmouth, NH; San Francisco, CA: Arcadia.

Rosier, Marc (2015). Chicago’s Authentic FounderJean Baptiste Point DuSableor Haitian Secret Agent in the Old Northwest Outpost 1745-1818. Trafford Publishing.

Sivertson, Howard (1999). The Illustrated Voyageur.  Duluth, Minnesota: Lake Superior Port Cities, Inc.

Tanner, Helen Hornbeck, ed. (1987). Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History. Norman: U of Oklahoma Press.

Thwaites, Reuben Gold, ed. (1896-1901). The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791. 73 volumes. Cleveland: Burrows Brothers. Available at https://rla.unc.edu/Louisiane/jesuit.html.

Trask, Kerry (1989). “Settlement in a Half-Savage Land: Life and Loss in the Metis Community of Green Bay.” Michigan Historical Review, Vol. 15, No.1.

Wall, Joseph Frazier (1978). Iowa: A History. New York: W. W. Norton.

White, Richard (1991). The Middle Ground. Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815.  Cambridge: Cambridge UP.

For an extensive list of Wisconsin history sources, click here

Excerpt from Porter County Museum, 1799-1802

Joseph Bailly Account Book, Porter County Museum