Around Lake Michigan: American Indians, 1820–1850 (Paperback)

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By Gerard van Bussel (Editor), Eric Hemenway (Editor)
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Description


This volume chronicles the acquisition of artifacts that comprise the collections of Georg Schwarz (1800–1867) and Martin Pitzer (1803–1877) at the Weltmuseum Wien. It provides readers with biographical information, contemporary historical context, and background stories. Throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, the two collectors spent considerable time in the Great Lakes region of North America, chiefly in Wisconsin and Michigan, where they began compiling ethnographic American Indian artifacts. Hence, emphasis is placed on the material culture of the various Indigenous communities around Lake Michigan, specifically the Odawa (Ottawa), Ojibwe (Chippewa), and the Menominee. This book is based on a collaboration with members of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians who visited Vienna in 2016 to study and photograph the items of the two collections and advise in the conception of the permanent exhibition at the Weltmuseum Wien in Vienna, Austria.

About the Author


GERARD VAN BUSSEL is curator of the North and Central America collections at Weltmuseum Wien in Vienna, Austria.

ERIC HEMENWAY is director of the Repatriation, Archives and Records department for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Harbor Springs, Michigan.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783990202111
ISBN-10: 3990202111
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2021
Pages: 216
Language: English