Dubuque is located in the northeastern part of the state of Iowa and a city and seat of Dubuque County, and sits along the Mississippi River, and is on the Wisconsin and Illinois boundary lines junction. The area where the present-day Dubuque stands were named after the French Canadian trader, Julien Dubuque, who came to the site in 1788 and concluded a treaty with the Fox tribe, which provided him the rights to the lead-mining. Dubuque was also the first European to settle in the area permanently in the region, which later came to be known as Iowa. The concessions that followed over the years for the authorization were rejected vehemently by the Native Americans until the 1832 Black Hawk Treaty.
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