Books and Merchandise

The Fort Crawford Museum Store carries a wide selection of merchandise and books on local history, including a large collection of books on the Black Hawk War as well as rare and out of print publications. The Prairie du Chien Historical Society has also republished two classic books on Prairie du Chien area history. Only a few selected titles are listed here. Visit our museum store for a much larger selection.

To purchase an item, please mail your order and payment to:
Prairie du Chien Historical Society
PO Box 298
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821


Cover of Prairie du Chien by Mary Antoine

Prairie du Chien (Images of America)

Mary Elise Antoine. Arcadia Publishing, 2011

Just above the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi River lies a nine-mile prairie whose beauty and location has drawn people to its expanse for over 300 years. At this traditional gathering place of Native Americans, French explorers and fur traders stored …

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Prairie du Chien: French, British, American

Peter Scanlan. Banta Publishing, 1937; Prairie du Chien Historical Society, 1998 (3rd reprint)

The story of Prairie du Chien is the history of the Mississippi Frontier in the late 18th and 19th centuries. Dr. Peter L. Scanlan conducted research on the community and the nationally-important events which occurred at Prairie du Chien. He combed archives, findin…

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Old Fort Crawford and the Frontier

Bruce E. Mahan. State Historical of Iowa, 1926; Prairie du Chien Historical Society, 2000 (reprint)

Fort Crawford's fascinating story unfolds in a regional context spanning dramatic events that took place in what are now Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. The term Old Fort Crawford refers to the institution that occupied two sites in Prairie du Chien from…

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Legendary Locals of Prairie du Chien

Mary Elise Antoine. Arcadia Publishing, 2015

From the day Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet enter the Mississippi River in 1673, fur traders and then settlers were drawn to Prairie du Chien. Red Bird and Black Hawk opposed American expansionism, while Zachary Taylor enforced the change. John Muir admired t…

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