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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.

Names

  • Kinzie, John H., Mrs., 1806-1870.
  • Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1873.

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.
  • -  LAC ael 2020-10-01 update (1 card)

Medium

  • xiii, 15-390 p. 19 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • F484.3 .K53
  • F484.3 .K53 Copy 3 Toner Coll

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 01016762

Online Format

  • image
  • pdf

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Rights & Access

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Chicago citation style:

Kinzie, John H., Mrs, and Joseph Meredith Toner Collection. 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. & Joseph Meredith Toner Collection. (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, and Joseph Meredith Toner Collection. 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/>.