The Spirit of the Northwest

The Spirit of the Northwest (HMQ8T)

Location: Green Bay, WI 54301 Brown County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 30.797', W 88° 0.821'

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This statue, designed by Suamico native, Sydney Bedore, and dedicated on June 10, 1931 with Governor Phillip Lafollette among the speakers, represents a Fox Indian, Claude Allouez and Nicholas Perrot.

Native Americans lived in Wisconsin for about ten thousand years before the arrival of Europeans. These original settlers were ancestors of the Winnebago, Menominee and Santee Dakota. Other tribes, such as the Fox, Sauk, Mascouten, Kickapoo, Miami, and Chippewa moved into this region during the 1600's.

Father Claude Allouez, a Jesuit missionary, arrived in Green Bay in 1668. He established the St Francis Xavier mission at what is now De Pere. The following year he led an expedition to explore the Fox and the Wisconsin rivers.

Nicholas Perrot, a French explorer and fur trader, first arrived in green Bay about 1664. Commissioned by the government of Canada, he took formal possession of the Bay and its surrounding land in the name of the King of France in 1689.
HM NumberHMQ8T
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 419432 N 4929384
Decimal Degrees44.51328333, -88.01368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 30.797', W 88° 0.821'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 30' 47.82" N, 88° 0' 49.26" W
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Area Code(s)920, 715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 334-398 E Walnut St, Green Bay WI 54301, US
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