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Pioneer Life – Life on the Frontier in Michigan – Pioneer Diaries & Memoirs

Pioneer life; life on the frontier in Michigan, in the words of the pioneers themselves. Diaries and memoirs by explorers, missionaries, and settlers, free online. The page links below, for some of our Michigan pages on the History of the Great Lakes States portion of this website, contain links to the free online works …

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Early Western Travel Accounts in 32 Volumes

This 32-volume collection of journals and accounts by explorers and travelers in the American west was published over a 3-year period beginning in 1904 by Reuben Thwaites, as Secretary of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Accounts of travel to the Great Lakes region are included in: Volumes 1-5Volume 6 (Brackenridge)Volume 8 (Evans)Volumes 9 -12Volume 19 …

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