Bibliography of Resources for the Study of the French and Francophone Presence in Wisconsin

 

* Primary Source Material

 

In English

 

Alderson, Jo Bartels and Kate Alderson Rennert. Wisconsin's Early French Habitants. Heritage Books, Bowie Maryland. 1998.

Alexander, Edward P. How the French Came.Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin 7, no. 12 (Dec. 1942): 29-32.

 

Anderson, Harry A. and Frederick I. Olson Milwaukee, at the Gathering of the Waters. Tulsa, OK: Continental Heritage Press, 1981.

 

Austin, H. Russell. The Milwaukee Story: The Making of an American City. Milwaukee: The Milwaukee Journal, 1946.

 

----- The Wisconsin Story: The Building of a Vanguard State. Milwaukee: The Milwaukee Journal, 1957.

 

Baehr, Carl. Milwaukee Streets : The Stories Behind Their Names. Milwaukee: Cream City Press, c1995.

 

Balesi, Charles. The Time of the French in the Heart of North America; 1672-1818. Revised edition. Chicago: Alliance Française Chicago, 1996.

 

Butler, James Davie.First French Foot-Prints Beyond the Lakes, or, What Brought the French So Early into the Northwest? Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 5 (1882): 85-145.

 

Cassidy, Frederic G. "From Indian to French to English- Some Wisconsin Place-Names." Names 33, 1-2 (1985).

 

Cassidy, Frederic G. "Miscousing - Wisconsin." Names 39, 3 (1991): 191-198.

 

*Charlevoix, Pierre Francois Xavier de. History and general description of New France. Translated, with notes, by John Gilmary Shea. Chicago, Loyola University Press.

 

*Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Madison, Wis. : The Society. [Other Title: Wisconsin Historical Collections <1902-1908>; Issues for 1915-1931 have title: Collections; Vols. 1 (1854)-20 (1911). issued as v. 21 (includes index to earlier titles); previous title State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Report and collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, for the years ...]

 

Connerton, Eugene and Paul Landry.Généalogie de la Famille Juneau, Milwaukee, 1971.

 

Coulet du Gard, Rene. The handbook of French place names in the U.S.A. : a tribute to the Bicentennial of the U.S.A., 1776-1976. [s.l.] : Edition des Deux Mondes, c1977.

 

Defnet, Mary Ann, Jean Ducat, Thierry Eggerickx, and Michel Poulain. From Grez-Doiceau to Wisconsin. Brussels, Belgium: Belgian American Heritage Association and the Department of Demographics, Universite Catholique de Louvain, 1986.

DeMarce, Virginia Easley . The French-Canadian settlement in Waterville Township, Pepin Co., Wisconsin. Arlington, VA : Mrs. J.L. DeMarce, 1987.

 

Derleth, August William. Bright Journey. Charles Scribner's Sons. New York, 1940.

 

----- Father Marquette and the Great Rivers. Illustrated by H. Lawrence Hoffman. New York: Vision Books [1955].

 

----- The House on the Mound. Verona, Wisconsin: E.V.A. 1958. [Reprinted by E.V.A. 1973].

 

Dickason, Olive Patricia. The Myth of the Savage : and the Beginnings of French Colonialism in the Americas. Edmonton, Alta., Canada : University of Alberta Press, c1984.

 

Eccles, W. J. (William John). France in America. New York: Harper & Row [1972].

 

Foley, Betsy. "Norbertines Come to Save Belgians and Stay 100 Years." Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin's Historical Review 10, 2 (1994): 40-49.

 

Fox, Isabella. Solomon Juneau: A BiographyEvening Wis. Printing Co.: Milwaukee, 1916.

Gard, Robert Edward. The Romance of Wisconsin Placenames. Minocqua: Heartland Press, c1988.

 

Gideon, D. Scule. Voyages of Pierre Esprit Radisson. Boston: 1985.

 

----- The Métis in the Canadian West. Translated by George Woodcock. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1986.

 

Grillot, R.E. Grillot and Ancestors. Published by author. For information contact John Hawley.

Grow, Michae l. "Old French Cemetery Named Official Registered Landmark." Wisconsin Then and Now 13, 9(1967): 1-3.

 

Haeger, John D. "A Time of Change: Green Bay, 1815-1834." Wisconsin Magazine of History 54, 4(1971 ): 285-298.

 

Hebberd, Stephen Southric. History of Wisconsin under the Dominion of France. Madison: Midland, 1890.

 

AIndian Games." Wisconsin Then and Now 11, 8 (1965): 1-3.

 

Jaenen, Cornelius J. French Colonial Attitudes and the Exploration of Joliet and Marquette. [Madison, Wis. : State Historical Society, 1973].

 

Kanetzke, Howard, editor. French in Wisconsin. Madison, Wis. : State Historical Society of Wisconsin, c1976. [Badger History, vol. XXX, no. 1 ; September, 1976.]

 

*Kellogg, Louise Phelps, ed. Early Narratives of the Northwest. New York: [s.n.], 1917.

 

------ The French Regime in Wisconsin and the Northwest. Madison : State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1925. [Reprinted New York: Cooper Square Publishers, 1968.]

 

LaBelle, Beverly. Nous Nous en Souvenons! : Genealogical Data about Members of the French Canadian/AcadianGenealogists of Wisconsin and their ancestors. Greenfield, WI (4627 W. Tesch Ave., Greenfield 53220): The Genealogists, c1990-

 

Laforest, Thomas J. Our French-Canadian Ancestors. Palm Harbor, Fla. : LISI Press, 1983-

 

Larmouth, Donald W. "Belgian English in Wisconsin=s Door Peninsula." Kansas Quarterly 22, 4 (1990): 135-141.

 

Lawson, Marion.Solomon Juneau Voyageur. Thomas Y. Crowell Co.: NY, 1960.

 

McCoy, Sue E., editor. Wisconsin Sampler. Madison: Northword, c1983.

 

Magnaghi, Russell M. "The Jesuits in the Lake Superior Country." Inland Seas 41, 3 (1985): 190-203.

 

Maps of encounter : the French in seventeenth-century Wisconsin, an exhibition of period maps from the George Parker collection with accompanying images and artifacts of the French presence in early Wisconsin, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, June 3-30, 1995. [curator, Randall Berndt ; essays by George Parker, Jeffery A. Behm, David Buisseret]. -- [Madison] : The Academy, c1995. Includes bibliographical references. Maps in the exhibition have been reproduced in: The mapping of the Great Lakes in the seventeenth century twenty-two maps from the George S. & Nancy B. Parker Collection. Providence, R.I. : John Carter Brown Library, 1989.

 

*Marin, Joseph. Journal of Joseph Marin, French colonial explorer and military commander in the Wisconsin country, August, 7, 1753-June 20, 1754. ed. and tr. by Kenneth P. Bailey. [s. l. : s. n., 1975].

 

*Marquette, Jacques. Voyages of Marquette. In Thwaites, Reuben Gold, ed. The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, Cleveland: Burrows Bros, 1896-, v. 59, with French and English Text. Also reprinted in microfilm Ann Arbor: University Microfilms [1966]. CONTENTS: Le premier voyage qu'a fait le P. Marquette vers le nouueau Mexique.--Journal incomplet, adresse au R.P. Dablon.-- Recit du second voyage et de la mort du P. Jacques Marquette.

 

*"Marriage contract between Dominique Brunette and Domitelle Grignon at La Baye Verte, October 4, 1811." Green Bay Historical Bulletin 4, no. 2 (1928 Mar.-Apr.):8-10.

 

Milwaukee History, and its predecessor, The Historical Messenger, both published by the Milwaukee County Historical Society, contain several articles dealing with personalities of French extraction who are of historic significance to the Milwaukee community (Soloman Juneau particularly). These include five articles from The Historical Messenger as follows:

  1. Peter Leo Johnson, "The death of Soloman Juneau," (December, 1956), pp. 9-11.
  2. Herbert W. Rice, "John Bloch, Milwaukee's Twentieth Mayor," (September, 1958), pp. 2-3 (Bloch was born in France)
  3. Reginald Horsman, "Founder of Milwaukee: Soloman Juneau," (March, 1961) pp.7-11.
  4. Dennis Boden, "All the Goods and Chattels," (September, 1963), pp.7-10 (Soloman Juneau's estate).
  5. Raphael Hamilton, S.J., "Father Marquette's Visit to Milwaukee," (June, 1967), pp.44-47.
  6. Barbara Whalen, "The Lawyer and the Fur Trader: Morgan Martin and Soloman Juneau," MILWAUKEE HISTORY (Spring-Summer, 1988), pp. 17-32

 

Peterson, Jacqueline Louise, ed. The New Peoples: Being and Becoming Métis in North America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1985.

Peyser, Joseph L.The 1730 Siege of the Foxes: Two Maps by Canadian Participants Provide Additional Information on the Fort and its Location. Illinois Historical Journal 80, 3 (1987): 147-154.

 

Peyser, Joseph L.The Fate of the Fox Survivors: a Dark Chapter in the History of the French in the Upper Country, 1726-1737." Wisconsin Magazine of History 1989-90 73(2): 83-110.

 

Peyser, Joseph L. Jacques Legardeur de Saint-Pierre: Officer, Gentleman, Entreprenneur. 1966. Translation from French. Fort Michilimackinac Historical Society.

Peyser, Joseph L. On the Eve of the Conquest: The Cavalier de Raymond's Critique of New France" 1998. Translation from French. Fort Michilimackinac Historical Society.

Rentmeester, Les and Jeanne Rentmeester. The Wisconsin Creoles. Melbourne, Fl. (1131 Rivermont Dr., Melbourne 32935) : L. and J. Rentmeester, c1987.

 

----- The Wisconsin Fur-Trade People. [S.l. : s.n.], 1991.

 

----- Memories of old Duck Creek. Village of Howard, Wis. : J. & L. Rentmeester, c1984.

 

Rhode, Linda. A>Lead Fever=@ Lures Settlers, Hastens Wisconsin Statehood." Wisconsin Then and Now 13, 10 (1967): 1-3, 7.

 

Schlesier, Karl H. "Epidemics and Indian Middlemen: Rethinking the Wars of the Iroquois, 1609-1653." Ethnohistory 23, 2 (1976 ): 129-146.

 

Schneider, Kathryn J. "Mute Testimony to Neglect." Wisconsin Then and Now 11, 3(1964): 4.

 

Sérant, Paul. Les Enfants de Jacques Cartier. Paris: Laffont, 1991.

 

*Shea, John Gilmary. Discovery and Exploration of the Mississippi Valley, with the Original Narratives of Marquette, Allouez, Membre, Hennepin, and Anastase Douay. New York: Redfield, 1853

 

Somerset, Wisconsin : 125 Pioneer Families and Canadian Connection, 125th Year. [Rosalie Parnell, Cora Belisle, Earl Belisle] Minneapolis : [s.n.], 1984.

 

Starr, Mary Agnes. Pea Soup and Johnny Cake, or, From Oak-a-toe to Stadacona. Madison, Wis. : Red Mountain Pub. House, c1981.

 

Strong, Moses McCure. History of the Territory of Wisconsin, from 1836 to 1848. Preceded by an account of some events during the period in which it was under the dominion of kings, states or other territories, previous to the year 1836. Pub. by authority of the state. Madison, Wis., Democrat printing co., state printers, 1885.

 

Swierenga, Robert P. "The Settlement of the Old Northwest: Ethnic Pluralism in a Featureless Plain." Journal of the Early Republic 9, 1(1989): 73-105.

 

Tanner, Helen Hornbeck. Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987.

 

TePaske, John Jay, ed. Three American Empires. New York: Harper and Row [1967]

 

Thwaites, Reuben Gold. The French regime in Wisconsin ... 1634-1760. Madison, Wis. : State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1902-1908.

 

Thwaites, Reuben Gold, The Story of Wisconsin rev. and enl., illustrations by L. J. Bridgman. Boston, Lothrop publishing company [c1899]. In series: The story of the states, ed by E.S. Brooks.

 

*------ The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents : Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791; the Original French, Latin and Italian texts, with English Translations and Notes; Illustrated by Portraits, Maps, and Facsimiles. Cleveland : Burrows Bros. Co., 1896-1901.

 

Trask, Kerry A. "Settlement in a Half-Savage Land: Life and Loss in the Metis Community of la Baye." Michigan Historical Review 15, 1(1989 ): 1-27.

 

Vexler, Robert I. Chronology and Documentary Handbook of the State of Wisconsin. Dobbs Ferry, New York: Oceana Publications, 1978.

 

*Wisconsin Historical Collections. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

 

Wheeler, Robert C. A Toast to the Fur Trade: A Picture Essay on Its Material Culture. St. Paul, MN. Wheeler Productions, 1985

 

In French

 

 

Bérenger, Jean. Pionniers et colons en Amérique du Nord. Paris : A. Colin, [1973] c1974.

 

Giraud, Marcel. Histoire de la Louisiane Française. -- [1. ed.] -- Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 1953-.

 

Jacquin, Philippe. Les Indiens Blancs : Français et Indiens en Amérique du Nord, XVIe-XVIIIe Siècle. Montréal : Libre expression, 1996.

 

Lahontan, Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce, Baron de. Dialogues de M. la Baron de Labondan et d'un Sauvage dans l'Amerique. Paris: Desjonquères, 1993.

 

Lanctot, Gustave. Les Canadiens Français et Leurs Voisins du Sud. Montreal : Editions Bernard Valiquette ; New Haven : Yale University Press, 1941.

 

------ Filles de Joie ou Filles du Roi; Etude sur l'Emigration Féminine en Nouvelle-France. Montreal, Chantecler, 1952.

 

Malchelosse, Gérard. "Peuples Sauvages de la Nouvelle-France (1600-1670)." [The Indians of New France, 1600-70]. Cahiers des Dix [Canada] 28(1963): 63-92.

 

*Marquette, Jacques. Voyages of Marquette. In Thwaites, Reuben Gold, ed. The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, Cleveland: Burrows Bros, 1896-, v. 59, with French and English Text. Also reprinted in microfilm Ann Arbor: University Microfilms [1966]. CONTENTS: Le premier voyage qu'a fait le P. Marquette vers le nouueau Mexique.--Journal incomplet, adresse au R.P. Dablon.-- Recit du second voyage et de la mort du P. Jacques Marquette.

Mathieu, Jacques. La Nouvelle-France : les Français en Amérique du Nord, XVIe-XVIIIe siecle. [Paris] : [Laval, Quebec] : Bélin ; Presses de l'Universite Laval, c1991.

 

Pauly, Marie Hélène. Fleurs-de-Lys, Castors et Calumets : l'Epopée Française du Ouisconsin. Montreal : Beauchemin, 1958.

 

*------The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents : Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791; the Original French, Latin and Italian texts, with English Translations and Notes; Illustrated by Portraits, Maps, and Facsimiles. Cleveland : Burrows Bros. Co., 1896-1901.

 

Toupin, Robert. Arpents de Neige et Robes Noires : Brève Relation sur le Passage des Jésuites en Nouvelle-France aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siecles. [Montreal] : Editions Bellarmin, 1991.

 

Vescey, Christopher The Paths of Kateri's Kin (U of Notre Dame Press, 1998, 400 pp.) [note: The history French Catholicism among Native North Americans. Most of the research was conducted in the Archives of Marquette University and the work relates to Wisconsin in part, 17-20 c. (The Great Lakes region, with Wisconsin as the geographic center, is covered in pages 207-257.)

 

*Vissière, Isabelle et Jean-Louis. Peaux-Rouges et Robes Noires; Lettres Edifiantes et Curieuses des Jésuites Français au XVIIe Siècle. Paris: ELA, 1993.

 

 

 

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Bibliography gathered by Sarah Mcdaniel


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