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Title: Marsh, Cutting. Papers, 1834
Collection identifier: 098
Extent: 1.0 microfilm reel
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Cutting Marsh (1800-73) recorded his experiences during an expedition to the Rock Island and Des Moines areas between June and October, 1834. This "Diary of a Trip to Visit the Sauk and Fox Indians," the original of which is in the Wisconsin Historical Society, relates Cutting's experiences within the villages. He noted a wedding ceremony, divorce rules, various dances, and other tribal customs.