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Title Life of the honbl. Hoo-wan-nee-kaw or Little Elk [manuscript]: [1912]
Author Kinzie, John H.
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Biographical sketch written by John H. Kinzie in 1831 of Hoowaneka or Little Elk, a chief of the Winnebago nation. The sketch contains information on Hoowaneka’s ancestry, his reputation as a warrior especially against the Ojibwa nation, and his current (1831) home in Wisconsin. The typescript also includes some annotations written by Eleanor Kinzie Gordon, daughter of John H. Kinzie.
Names Cass, Lewis (1782-1866); Kinzie, John H
Places Portage, Wisconsin, United States
Keywords Office of Indian Affairs, Indian Agent, chief, warrior, hunting, marriage, President of the United States, battle, warfare, peace
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information John H. Kinzie, Indian agent and trader, was the son of Chicago pioneer John Kinzie. Before settling in Chicago in 1834, Kinzie served as private secretary to Lewis Cass, territorial governor of Michigan. Later he was an Indian subagent (Prairie du Chien Agency) at Fort Winnebago, Wisc., 1828-1833.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 477
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue