"The Spirit of the Northwest"

 © Photographed April 6, 2014
Unveiled June 10, 1931
Modeled and designed by Sidney Bedore
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin

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"The Spirit of the Northwest"
This statue, designed by Suamico native, Sydney Bedore, and dedicated on June 10, 1931 with Governor Phillip Lafollette among the speakers, represents a Fox Indian, Claude Allouez and Nicholas Perrot.

Native Americans lived in Wisconsin for about ten thousand years before the arrival of Europeans. These original settlers were ancestors of the Winnebago, Menominee and Santee Dakota. Other tribes, such as the Fox, Sauk, Mascouten, Kickapoo, Miami, and Chippewa moved into this region during the 1600's.

Father Claude Allouez, a Jesuit missionary, arrived in Green Bay in 1668. He established the St Francis Xavier mission at what is now De Pere. The following year he led an expedition to explore the Fox and the Wisconsin rivers.

Nicholas Perrot, a French explorer and fur trader, first arrived in green Bay about 1664. Commissioned by the government of Canada, he took formal possession of the Bay and its surrounding land in the name of the King of France in 1689.
The statue is located on the grounds of the Brown County Courthouse on eastbound East Walnut Street / Wisconsin Route 29, at its intersection with southbound Jefferson Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301. The address of the courthouse is 100 South Jefferson Street.

Bedore modeled statue with brickyard clay

Neville Public Museum: Carving the Spirit of the Northwest

There are many markers located inside and on the grounds of the Brown County Courthouse:




December 15, 2012

Packer Faces
Photo taken January 15, 2013 (after Packers defeat by 49ers . . .)




The statue is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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