Click here to skip to this page's main content.

New Feature: You can now embed Open Library books on your website!   Learn More
Last edited by Ted Lienhart
April 25, 2015 | History

Wau-bun, the "early day" in the North-west 1 edition

Wau-bun, the "early day" in the North-west
Juliette Augusta Magill Kinzie

No ebook available.

Buy this book

Add an ISBN in order to
link to booksellers

About the Book

Juliette Kinzie (1806-1870) published this memoir in 1856 about her life at Fort Winnebago (Portage) in 1830-1834, where her husband was the U.S. Indian sub-agent.

“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.”
-Library of Congress American Memory website

There is only 1 edition record, so we'll show it here...  •  Add edition?

Wau-bun, the "early day" in the North-west.

Published 1976 by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English.

Edition Notes

Reprint of the 1856 ed. published by Derby & Jackson, New York. Includes 4 leaves of plates.

Garland library of narratives of North American Indian captivities, v. 70

The Physical Object

498 p. ill. ;
Number of pages

ID Numbers

Open Library

History Created December 11, 2009 · 3 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

April 25, 2015 Edited by Ted Lienhart Added Preview
January 24, 2010 Edited by WorkBot add more information to works
December 11, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page