Ancestry.com. Midwest Pioneers: Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Vol. 19 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data:
Library of Congress. Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910. [database online] Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 2000. Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Volume 19. Madison, WI: The Society, 1888-1931.
This database is a collection of several different kinds of important historical documents published by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. It presents listings of baptisms and burials at Mackinac between 1695 and 1821, supplementing the listings of marriages from the same register that appeared in Volume 18. These mission records shed light on relationships between Native Americans, fur traders, guides, military officers and their families at an important military post and center of the fur trade in the upper Great Lakes region between 1778 and 1815. First there is the journal of Francois Victor Maliot, a novice fur-trader wintering in Lac du Flambeau among the Chippewa in 1804-1805. His text is accompanied by invoices and memoranda illuminating economic practices and business rivalries. Other documents (business and personal correspondence interspersed with a few official documents) are grouped under "The Fur Trade on the Upper Lakes--1778-1815," which discusses the Northwest fur trade during its height under British domination and the earliest years of American influence. The last group of documents, organized as "The Fur Trade in Wisconsin--1815-1817," chronicles the ascendancy of John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company and the United States' regional expansion. Both of these collections have much to say about the era's great fur corporations--how they organized and managed themselves as economic institutions and how they fostered an occupational culture in which many ethnic groups participated.