Wau-Bun: The "Early Day" in the Northwest: Historic Preservation Edition (Hardcover)

Wau-Bun: The
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Even if you've read this fascinating classic before, don't miss this new edition loaded with extra features


First published in 1856, Mrs. Kinzie's firsthand account of life in the Early Day of the upper Midwest remains captivating, thought-provoking, heart-rending, enlightening, amusing, and inspiring. It's all here in Wau-Bun: Garrison life and native customs; everyday affairs and extraordinary frontier exploits; a rich and complex convergence of cultures; wars, privation, and struggles for survival; compassion, generosity, and sacrifice; beauty juxtaposed with danger in the wilderness; weighty issues and critical decisions that would reverberate for generations. ...back when Chicago was a prairie...when indigenous tribes inhabited the lands of their fathers...when prominent figures in the annals of history had not yet risen above obscurity...when John H. Kinzie served as Indian sub-agent at Fort Winnebago in territorial Wisconsin.


Now, discover the rest of the story in the Historic Preservation Edition: the fate of the Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Nation after their forced removal from their ancestral lands; the endeavors of the Kinzies after leaving Fort Winnebago in 1833; and the rescue of the Indian agency house-now a museum on the National Register of Historic Places. Produced by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Wisconsin, this edition also features an introduction and footnotes by renowned historian Louise Phelps Kellogg.


Proceeds from the sale of the Historic Preservation Edition of Wau-Bun will contribute to the continuing preservation of the Historic Indian Agency House-a nonprofit museum in its 90th season of operation (2021)-for the benefit of generations to come. Visitors from across the nation and around the world continue to converge at this nationally significant historic site to palpably experience the important lessons of history encapsulated in the 1832 home of John and Juliette Kinzie which so many have labored to preserve. The Historic Indian Agency House uniquely and powerfully provides the physical setting for the historical drama of Wau-Bun. Learn more about the story and the historic site at agencyhouse.org.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781662910067
ISBN-10: 1662910061
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2021
Pages: 462
Language: English