Fort St. Joseph
2016 Fort St. Joseph Newsletter
Fort St. Joseph was a mission, garrison and international trading
post occupied from 1691 to 1781 by the French and the British.
The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project
began in 2002 and unearths more information every year! There
are several ways you can be a part of the Project:
Field School: Be a part of the
action! Learn Archaeological methods and then join
archaeologists at the dig site!
Summer Camps: A week-long program
for middle school and high school students, teachers, and
Annual Open House: Experience
history through this event with re-enactors, lectures, artifact
displays, music, food and a look at ongoing excavations.
For More Information on Field School & Summer Camp visit
nileshistorycenter.org. More information can also be found in Western Michigan University's
2016 Fort St. Joseph Annual Report
Follow the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project Blog
The Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Project is a collaboration between
the City of Niles, Western Michigan University, Support the Fort,
Inc. and other community groups.
Western Michigan University and Fort St. Joseph
WMU archaeologists are working to unlock
the secrets of this long lost, but not forgotten, frontier outpost
of New France. Our efforts are conducsted in partnership with
the City of Niles, the Fort St. Joseph Museum, Support the Fort,
Inc., and other community groups. We look forward to seeing
you in the field or at a future public venue.
2016 Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Open House - Get Involved!
2016 Archaeology Open House Press Release
Michael Nassaney, Ph.D
Principal Investigator, Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Program
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Western Michigan University's Fort St. Joseph Archaeology Program
WMU Fort St. Joseph
The Fur Trade
The second book in the series,
"The Fur Trade", is
a valuable resource about the history and archaeology of the fur
trade in our local region and in North America. The richly
illustrated text traces broad outlines in the North American fur
trade, and focuses in on specific examples from the Great Lakes
Region and the archaeology of Fort St. Joseph.
Women of New France
"Women of New France" was the first project in the Fort St. Joseph
Archaeological Project Booklet Series. It looks at the roles,
legal status, and everyday lives of women who lived in 17th and
18th-century New France.
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Artifact from the Fort St. Joseph Dig Site