Photostatic copies of a journal of Carver's expedition to the Mississippi River (1766-1767), a Survey journal, and a Dictionary of the Naudowessee language, and typed transcripts of these documents; copies of surveys and deeds to the Carver land grant of 1767, which encompassed some four million acres in present-day western Wisconsin; copies of letters about the French and Indian War (1759) and James Tute's gifts to the Indians (1768); copies of two petitions to the British government (1769-1770) asking that Carver be reimbursed for his expedition to the Mississippi; and a copy of a recommendation by the British government on this request.
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Journalist and public official. Correspondence, writings, and newspaper articles, and other papers relating primarily to Cadwallader’s activities as a journalist reporting on the operations of the Union Army and Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War.
Supported by the Wisconsin Folk Museum and informed by the region's folklorists, the Woodland Indian Traditional Artist Project resulted in the ethnographic documentation of 16 Woodland Indian traditional artists from the Upper Midwest in 1994-1995, acquisition of approximately 50 pieces of their art work, an exhibit that featured the artifacts, a traveling photo-text exhibit that toured four Woodland Indian nation centers, a summer-fall artist demonstration series, and a Down Home Dairyland radio program. Folklorist James P. Leary recorded and transcribed the interviews with the artists, while photographer Lewis Koch photographed them and their work. The featured artists represented Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Meskwaki, Ojibwa, Oneida, and Potawatomi traditions including appliqué and dressmaking; black ash splint and birchbark basket-making; varied types of beadwork; rabbit fur blanket-making; birchbark canoe-making; cradleboard-making; cornhusk doll-making; flute-making; icefishing decoy ... Read More
Two storytellers recorded supernatural stories from 6 individual tellers and a middle school group of 10-15 in Wisconsin's Iowa County during 1991-1992. They obtained over 50 stories and story segments including legends, urban legends, memorates, personal experience narratives, and superstitions featuring the Ridgeway ghost, ghostly animals, gamblers, vanishing hitchhikers, poltergeists, haunted houses, troubled deaths, and more. The interviewers transcribed the recorded stories and used them as the basis for versions they published in The Bookcase Ghost and tell to public audiences.
These records represent the productive and varied work that has characterized the state folk arts program at the Iowa Arts Council for more than two decades. Collections include administrative files and ethnographic documentation for numerous projects, programs, and productions, including folk arts apprenticeships, folk arts in education outreach, folklife programming technical assistance, exhibits, folklife festivals, and folk arts tours. Ethnographic materials and productions represent the work of more than 60 folklorists and community scholars, and hundreds of folk artists of diverse indigenous, old and new immigrant ethnic backgrounds that range from North and South America, to Africa, southeast Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Europe. Practices documented include varied musical, dance, needlework, metalworking, and woodworking traditions, beadwork and fingerweaving, foodways and egg decorating, and occupational traditions like fishing and net making, farming and ... Read More
Photostat manuscript "Journals of the Travels of John Carver," recounting his explorations of the areas of Wisconsin and Minnesota, with observations on the Indians living in those areas. Jonathan Carver (1710-1780) was an English soldier who traveled across Wisconsin into Minnesota and back across Lake Superior in 1766-1768 in order to examine the frontier recently won from the French.