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P E R I S C 0 P E
State Teachers College
EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN VOLUME 22 1938
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The Theme of the 1938 Periscope is the historical backgrounds of Little Niagara Creek.
When the white man first came to this region, the Chippewa Indians inhabited the valley of the Chippewa River and its upper tributaries as far south as the Eau Claire River. The .Sioux Indians lived along the Mississippi, and at times ventured up the Chippewa as far as the mouth of the Eau Claire.
Because there was no recognized boundary between these two tribes, constant warfare was waged between them. To terminate this incessant struggle, the United States Government in 1825 decided that a treat)- should be negotigated to establish a definite boundary.
The point determined upon was "half-a-day’s march below the falls of the Chippewa River," which is, without a doubt, the rocky bluff that is known to day as Little Niagara Bluff.
Thus, because the little creek played an important part in this treaty, the Eau Claire Stare Teachers College campus is intimately associated with the early history of the Valley. To help establish this fact as one of the traditions of the college is an important purpose of this volume.
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