I’m excited to announce that my photograph of The Historic Indian Agency House in the beautiful town of Portage, Wisconsin, has been featured in a newly published 2012 calendar. The Agency House occupies the month of October.
Built in 1832, the Agency House is one of the oldest buildings in Wisconsin and was built to house John Kinzie and his wife Juliette, who acted as agents and friends to the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indians indigenous to the area. The Agency House represents a time before removal and resettlement became the standard practice for dealing with America’s native people. The Kinzie’s left the Agency House in 1834, moving to Chicago where they became active in church and civic life. Mrs. Kinzie gained fame as an author, and wrote of her experiences among the Winnebago Indians in her book, Wau-Bun: The “Early Day” in the North West.
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