Henry Hastings Sibley Papers, 1826-1848

Summary Information

Title: Henry Hastings Sibley Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1826-1848

  • Sibley, Henry Hastings, 1811-1891
Call Number: Micro 345; Northland Micro 3; River Falls Micro 4

Quantity: 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center / Ashland Area Research Ctr. (Map)
UW-River Falls, Chalmer Davee Library / River Falls Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Selected items from the papers of Henry Hastings Sibley, Minnesota's first governor, during his years as a fur trader, consisting primarily of correspondence among the various American Fur Company agents located in the Wisconsin Territory. Correspondence concerns internal company business; business with Hudson Bay Fur Company; company agreements with the Dakota Indians; company interest in United States government treaties with the Dakota, Ojibwe, and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indians; attempts by the company to prevent war between the Dakota and the Sauk and Meskwaki (Fox) Indians; relations with missionaries to the Indians of the region; and company disputes with Indian agents Henry R. Schoolcraft and Lawrence Taliaferro. Correspondents prominent in the early history of Minnesota and Wisconsin include William Aitken, Frederick Ayer, Alexis Bailly, Bernard Brisbois, Ramsay Crooks, Henry Dodge, James Doty, Hercules Dousman, Jean Faribault, Alexander Faribault, Joseph Nicollet, Henry Rice, Joseph Rolette, Henry Schoolcraft, Lawrence Taliaferro, and Lyman Warren.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-micr0345
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