Research and Primary Source Material:

Black Hawk War of 1832
    (Northern Illinois University.)

Battle of Wisconsin Heights, Col. Henry Dodge's Account

Battle of Wisconsin Heights, Black Hawk's Account

Battle of the Mississippi (Bad Axe), General Henry Atkinson's Account

Battle of the Mississippi (Bad Axe), Black Hawk's Account

Caroline Strong's Letter from Fort Paine (Naperville), Illinois.

"Travels in Illinois in 1819"
    By Ferdinand Ernst.

Dictionary of Americanisms (1848)

Original leather hunting frock of Titian Ramsey Peale, circa 1819-1820.
    By William L. Brown III.

Dating historic bottles.
    A website offered by the Bureau of Land Management.


Black Hawk War and 1820s-1830s History Links:

Apple River Fort State Historic Site

Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site

Lincoln at "Stillman's Run."

Illinois Black Hawk War Veterans Database.

Black Hawk Historic Park, Rock Island, IL

DeKalb County, Illinois and the Indian Creek Massacre.

Connor Prairie Living History Museum.

Company "A" Seventh Regiment, U. S. Infantry "Cottonbalers!"

Old Sturbridge Village.

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park, Nebraska.

Historic Fort Osage., Missouri.

OLRHS members Rion Urven (L) and Rusty Ayers. 
Grant Home Park, Galena, IL; April, 2003.
(Credit: Rusty Ayers.) Food History News.

Regionalism and "highland Southern" Americans.

The Hermitage.
    Home of Andrew & Rachel Jackson.


Illinois Resources:

Illinois State Historical Society.

Galena/Jo Daviess County History Museum.

Jo Daviess County GenWeb

"Under the Prairie" Frontier Archaeological Museum.

Rock Island Arsenal Museum.

LaSalle County Museum.
    Lots of Black Hawk War information, including the Indian Creek Massacre.

Sangamon County Historical Society

Illinois Forts.

Col. Benjamin Stephenson House, Edwardsville.

Garfield Farm & Inn Museum.
    A restored 1848 inn and working farm.


Wisconsin Resources:

Wisconsin Historical Society.

Southwest Wisconsin Room
    Karrmann Library, University of Wisconsin, Platteville.

Point of Beginnings Heritage Area.
    A state-designated heritage region
    covering Grant, Iowa & Lafayette Counties.

Dodge County Local History Web..'Fort Hamilton.'
Original artwork rendition by 
Frank M. Engebretson, ca. 1923.
(Credit: Village of Wiota, Wisconsin.)

Grant County Local History.

Potosi Township Historical Society.

Iowa County Historical Society.

Lafayette County Historical Society.

Shullsburg, Lafayette County, Wisconsin.
    A six-mile driving tour of sites in and around Shullsburg.

Mineral Point.
    (Includes the Mineral Point Historical Society.)
    Foundry Books, in downtown Mineral Point.

Blue Mounds Area Historical Society.

Crawford County Local History Web.
    Includes information and pictures of Fort Crawford.

Fort Crawford archaeology.

Fort Winnebago and the restored Surgeon's Quarters.

Hoard Museum, Fort Atkinson.
    Purchase Crawford Thayer's Black Hawk War trilogy here!

Sauk County Historical Society.

Wisconsin Forts.


Living History Resources:

(Note: Most vendors of living history goods do not normally provide clothing and equipage for the 1820s-1830's time period. However, careful investigation may provide you with some goods appropriate to the time. These vendors have generally shown a consistent quality of merchandise, attention to the customer, reasonable prices, and reasonable delivery time. When such vendors deviate from these practices, we will often remove them from this listing. The Old Lead Region Historical Society provides this list as a service to its readers, and assumes no liability regarding any transactions, thereof.

The Agret Shop.
    A great site with many items at reasonable prices!
    Cutty pipes, woven sashes, and more! From Canada.

Avalon Forge.

Blue Heron Mercantile.

Bradley of the Fox Company.

Custom Vestments.
    Hand-tailored clothing at very reasonable prices
    all done by Joe Kleffman and Su Miller!

Dell's Leather Works.
    While mainly a Civil War supplier, these folks will
    do custom work for 1830s with appropriate documentation and instruction.

Carl Giordano-Tinsmith.

Clearwater Hats.

Dog River Glassworks.

Duvall Leather Works
    Excellent English buff leather
     cartridge box and bayonet belt slings-- the latter with a Dingee maker stamp!

Family Heirloom Weavers.OLRHS President Pete Shrake at Pendarvis
State Historic Site, September, 2005 
(Credit: Robert A. Braun.)

Five Rivers Chapmanry.

G. A. Reneker
    Museum-quality buckskin clothing & accessories since 1979.

G. Gedney Godwin.
    "The Sutler of Mount Misery."

Goose Bay Workshop.

Harper House Vintage Women's Clothing Patterns.

Heritage Products.
    Shot bags, horn jill cups, and other nice items,
    all offered by some wonderful folks from St. Louis.

Historical Reproductions.
    Excellent replica-quality military buttons.

Historic Seams.
    Mostly Rev. War clothing, but some mens'
    "Regency" period items may work for 1820s-30s.

Horst & McCann
     At LAST! A source for correct French amber flints! Scroll to the bottom of the homepage.

Jas. Townsend and Son.

Jim Chambers Flintlocks.
    Civilian rifles and fowlers.

John Zimmerman, Master Gunsmith.
    Source for "defarbed" U. S. muskets and rifles!

Kannik's Korner.
    THE place for men's, women's and children's
    clothing patterns for the 1820s -1830s.
    Reasonable prices and quick service!

Ken Scott's Hunting Pouches.

1820s-1830s Clothing-- Custom-made by Laurel Urven.

Milk Paint.

Old Dominion Forge.
    Knives, hatchets, powder measures, game hooks,
    and much more!

The "Old Sturbridge Village Giftshop" is no longer offered on-line. However...
    Click here for OSV-quality redware.
    Click here for OSV-quality replica fabrics.
    For mail-order tinwear, try Carl Giordano-Tinsmith.

'Alamo Andrew!' 
169th Anniversary Commemoration
of the Siege of the Alamo, 
Dripping Springs, Texas, Feb. 2005.
(Credit: Robert A. Braun.)

Pecatonica River Long Rifle Supply Co.

Period Leather
    Excellent cartridge boxes, belts, a great leather cockade, etc.

Shayna Sweigart
     Source for woven straps featuring many documented historical designs.

Smiling Fox Forge.
     Good folks; fast service.

Swamp Fox Knives.

Thomas Lincoln's Boot and Shoes.

Tim Bender Hats
     Source for excellent flat hats and round (topper) hats of the 1830s.

Trailhead Trade Co.
    Mostly 18th century longhunter garb, but also
    offers some excellent caped hunting shirts.

Triple "J" Trading Co.
    Excellent hunting pouches and powder horns!
    (As seen in the 2004 movie The Alamo!)

Tuckahoe Trading Company.

Turkey Foot Trading Company and Forge.
    Good products, great folks!

Wilde Weavery.

Wm. Booth, Draper.
    Excellent source for woolen and linen cloth, plus
    buttons, notions, and books. Great folks!

Wooded Hamlet Designs.



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