Book/Printed Material Wau-bun, the early day in the Northwest.

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Title
Wau-bun, the early day in the Northwest.
Summary
This book recounts the experiences of a young, genteel wife adjusting to the military life and frontier conditions of life at Fort Winnebago, Wisconsin, in the early 1830s. She describes her perilous journeys back and forth to the early settlement of Chicago, her complex cultural encounters with a diverse frontier society, and her determination to instill her own standards of civilized behavior and Christian observance. There is abundant information on the customs, folklore, economic practices, life-cycle events, medical treatments, diet, warfare, environmental responses, social hierarchies, and gender roles of the different groups of people that Kinzie comes to know best. She also provides detailed portraits of individual native Americans, voyageurs, fur traders, missionaries, pioneers, soldiers, and African Americans who impressed her positively or negatively. As pieces of local and family history, Kinzie retells stories of settlers captured by Indians; battle scenes from the wars with the British, the Sioux (Dakota) and other native Americans; and the fall of Fort Dearborn.
Contributor Names
Kinzie, John H., Mrs., 1806-1870.
Created / Published
Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1873.
Subject Headings
-  Northwest, Old--Description and travel
-  Frontier and pioneer life--Wisconsin
-  Portage (Wis.)
-  Illinois--Description and travel
-  Chicago (Ill.)--History--To 1875
Notes
-  Narrative of travel in Wisconsin and Illinois; life at Fort Winnebago (Portage), Wisconsin, 1830-1833, Chicago in 1831; Chicago massacre of 1812.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
xiii, 15-390 p. 19 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F484.3 .K53
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/lhbum.16762
Library of Congress Control Number
01016762
Language
English
Online Format
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Description
This book recounts the experiences of a young, genteel wife adjusting to the military life and frontier conditions of life at Fort Winnebago, Wisconsin, in the early 1830s. She describes her perilous journeys back and forth to the early settlement of Chicago, her complex cultural encounters with a diverse frontier society, and her determination to instill her own standards of civilized behavior and Christian observance. There is abundant information on the customs, folklore, economic practices, life-cycle events, medical treatments, diet, warfare, environmental responses, social hierarchies, and gender roles of the different groups of people that Kinzie comes to know best. She also provides detailed portraits of individual native Americans, voyageurs, fur traders, missionaries, pioneers, soldiers, and African Americans who impressed her positively or negatively. As pieces of local and family history, Kinzie retells stories of settlers captured by Indians; battle scenes from the wars with the British, the Sioux (Dakota) and other native Americans; and the fall of Fort Dearborn.
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Chicago citation style:

Kinzie, John H., Mrs. Wau-bun, the early day in the Northwest. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1873. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/01016762/.

APA citation style:

Kinzie, J. H. (1873) Wau-bun, the early day in the Northwest. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/01016762/.

MLA citation style:

Kinzie, John H., Mrs. Wau-bun, the early day in the Northwest. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1873. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/01016762/>.

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