Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
Claude Jean Allouez (Wikipedia)

Father Allouez's Journey into Wisconsin, 1669-1670.

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"Missionary Labors of Fathers Marquette, Menard and Allouez" by Chrysostom Verwyst


Vocabulary:

Jesuit
missionary
mass
missions


Interesting Fact:

Allouez worked among 20 different tribes over the course of 32 years.


Study Questions:

  • Who were other missionaries in early Wisconsin?
  • How successful were they at converting the Indians over to Christianity?
  • Where were the missions located that Allouez founded?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Claude Jean Allouez:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


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    1812: George Clinton becomes the first vice president to die in office.
    1999: Twelve students and one teacher are shot and killed at Colubine High School during a shooting spree by two students.



  • April 20

    April 20, 1670: Claude Jean Allouez, Jesuit missionary, celebrated the first mass in the interior of Wisconsin, near Oshkosh. Allouez founded several missions in the region.


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