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By the late seventeenth century, French explorers had traversed what would become the state of Indiana, and by the end of the eighteenth century, French fur-trading posts and small settlements dotted the landscape of the Mississippi River's upper valley, a large territory known as the Illinois...

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On an interior shelf, added in the mid-nineteenth century to replace the original: "From: Sisters of Providence / St. Marys, Vigo Co."


Original owner unknown; acquired later by Saint Mary's of the Woods, Terre Haute, Indiana, founded in 1828, and owned there until the 1920s; later owned by Greg Spurgeon, Terre Haute, Indiana, and sold to Douglas Solliday, Columbia, Missouri; purchased from Solliday by the Museum in 1989.

Credit Line

Gift of Daniel and Jessie Lie Farber and Frank B. Bemis Fund

about 1800

Object Place

Vincennes, Indiana, United States


117.47 x 121.92 x 61.59 cm (46 1/4 x 48 x 24 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Yellow-poplar, curly maple, sycamore




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