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Voyageurs, Lumberjacks, and Farmers:
Pioneers of the Midwest
Kieran Doherty ©2004

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  • 176 pages
  • More than 80 black-and-white photos, maps, and illustrations
  • Reinforced library binding
  • 7" x 9"
  • Timeline
  • Source notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Grades 7 and up
  • ISBN: 978-1-881508-54-0
  • $22.95







The fertile lands, vast forests, and many lakes and rivers of the midwestern United States beckoned these settlers: Antoine Cadillac and Jean du Sable, founders of Detroit and Chicago; Charles Langlade and Julien Dubuque, first settlers in Wisconsin and Iowa; Revolutionary War heroes George Rogers Clark and Rufus Putnam, who opened the way for settlers in Indiana and Ohio; and Josiah and Abigail Snelling, the first family of Minnesota. The early days of North and South Dakota are also briefly covered.