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Jean Nicolet

Timbres: Jean Nicolet et le Wisconsin


Read More About It

"Jean Nicolet (The Wisconsin Experience)" by Carole Marsh and Debbie Stevens.

"History of the discovery of the Northwest by John Nicolet, 1634" by Consul Willshire Butterfield.


Vocabulary:

pageant
exploration


Interesting Fact:

President Frannklin Roosevelt took part in the 1934 celebration by speaking in Green Bay at a commemoration of Nicolet's achievements.


Study Questions:

  • Who were other Wisconsin explorers after Jean Nicolet?
  • Why was the historic pageant held in Green Bay?
  • Why did Jean Nicolet come to the land that was to become Wisconsin? Who did he represent?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Jean Nicolet:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on August 14:

    1848: The Oregon Territory is established.
    1935: The Social Security Act becomes law.



  • August 14

    August 14, 1934: An historic pageant was presented in Green Bay celebrating 300 years of exploration and settlement in Wisconsin beginning with Jean Nicolet in 1634.


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