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Related Web Sites:
The Battle of Monongahela 1755

Virtual American Biographies

Sieur Charles Michel de Langlade

The French and Indian War 1754-1763


Read More About It

"Bravest of the Brave, Captain Charles de Langlade" by Publius Lawson

"Badger Saints and Sinners" by Fred Holmes

"Dictionary of Wisconsin Biography" by Wisconsin Historical Association


Vocabulary:

expeditionary
recruited
principle


Interesting Fact:

Future American president George Washington was involved in this battle, fighting on the side of the British.


Study Questions:

  • Why were Wisconsin Indians concerned about a battle in Pennsylvannia?
  • What is the history of the French and Indian War?
  • What is Charles de Langlade's background?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Charles de Langlade:

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


    U.S. historical events that occurred on July 9:

    1776: The Declaration of Independence is read aloud to the troops in New York, commanded by George Washington.



  • July 9

    July 9, 1755: An expeditionary force of Wisconsin Indians, recruited by the French and under the command of Charles de Langlade, played a principle role in the British defeat at the Monongahela.


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