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The Silver Man

The Life and Times of Indian Agent John Kinzie

by Peter Shrake

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In The Silver Man: The Life and Times of John Kinzie, readers witness the dramatic changes that swept the Wisconsin frontier in the early and mid-1800s, through the life of Indian agent John Harris Kinzie. From the War of 1812 and the monopoly of the American Fur Company, to the Black Hawk War and the forced removal of thousands of Ho-Chunk people from their native lands—John Kinzie's experience gives us a front-row seat to a pivotal time in the history of the American Midwest.

As an Indian agent at Fort Winnebago—in what is now Portage, Wisconsin—John Kinzie served the Ho-Chunk people during a time of turbulent change, as the tribe faced increasing attacks on its cultural existence and very sovereignty, and struggled to come to terms with American advancement into the upper Midwest. The story of the Ho-Chunk Nation continues today, as the tribe continues to rebuild its cultural presence in its native homeland.

Through John Kinzie's story, we gain a broader view of the world in which he lived—a world that, in no small part, forms a foundation for the world in which we live today.


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Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Edition: 1

Kindle Book

  • Release date: April 11, 2016

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780870207419
  • File size: 4873 KB
  • Release date: April 11, 2016

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780870207419
  • File size: 4873 KB
  • Release date: April 11, 2016

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9780870207419
  • File size: 10234 KB
  • Release date: April 11, 2016

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History Nonfiction

Languages

English

In The Silver Man: The Life and Times of John Kinzie, readers witness the dramatic changes that swept the Wisconsin frontier in the early and mid-1800s, through the life of Indian agent John Harris Kinzie. From the War of 1812 and the monopoly of the American Fur Company, to the Black Hawk War and the forced removal of thousands of Ho-Chunk people from their native lands—John Kinzie's experience gives us a front-row seat to a pivotal time in the history of the American Midwest.

As an Indian agent at Fort Winnebago—in what is now Portage, Wisconsin—John Kinzie served the Ho-Chunk people during a time of turbulent change, as the tribe faced increasing attacks on its cultural existence and very sovereignty, and struggled to come to terms with American advancement into the upper Midwest. The story of the Ho-Chunk Nation continues today, as the tribe continues to rebuild its cultural presence in its native homeland.

Through John Kinzie's story, we gain a broader view of the world in which he lived—a world that, in no small part, forms a foundation for the world in which we live today.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Wisconsin Historical Society Press
    Edition:
    1

    Kindle Book
    Release date: April 11, 2016

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780870207419
    File size: 4873 KB
    Release date: April 11, 2016

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780870207419
    File size: 4873 KB
    Release date: April 11, 2016

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9780870207419
    File size: 10234 KB
    Release date: April 11, 2016

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English
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