Let us continue with,
Kmonokwe [page 55]
The Warriors Lodge [page 61]
In a Cocked Hat [page 64]
This is the painting the author thinks of when writing about Senisqua. In George Winter’s portrait, the woman appears to be in her mid twenties, in 1812 The Land Between Flowing Waters Senisqua is only fifteen. Still, in the author’s mind, this is how she might mature.
Note the clothing of both the woman
and young man. Yes, there is a twenty-five year gap between the eighteen thirties and 1812, but depending on the availability of trade cloth, this is the direction “fashion” is heading for Neshnabek, and supposedly for most middle American Nations.
Purdue University Libraries, Achives and Special Collections, George Winter Collection
Originally published by the Indiana Historical Society in cooperation with the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, Indianapolis, 1993
Image #169 Description given by Winter
Sin-is-quaw, pebble, wife of Tom Robb
Kee-waw-nay Village Indiana, July 20th 1837
Image #142 Description given by Winter
Kee-waw-nay Village Indiana, July 27th, 1837
Presumably this is Kewanna, a small town located about 12 miles due south of Maxinkuckee Lake in Fulton County, north central Indiana.
The background for Kmonokwe’s “twin professions” in both healing and religion is based largely on a 1891 publication by Walter James Hoffman, The Mide’wiwin, Grand Medicine Society of the Ojibway, republished in 2005 by the University Press of the Pacific. Medicinal herbal treatments are based on Frances Densmore’s ‘Indian Uses of Wild Plants,’ 1926, and upon American Indian Medicine, by V. J. Vogel, University of Oklahoma Press, 1970.
In a Cocked Hat
In a letter to his brother, Irving, in England, Brock writes: “. . . the different articles arrived [in Upper Canada] in the very best order, with the exception of the cocked hat, which has not been received – a most distressing circumstance, as from the enormity of my head, I find the utmost difficulty in getting a substitute in this country (July 9, 1810.) In Brock’s status report to the Governor General of December 2, 1811, Brock writes “The car brigade will be particularly useful in obstructing their [US army] passage; and I cannot be too urgent in soliciting the means, both as to gunners and drivers, and likewise as to horses, to render this arm complete for service.” See Tupper, “Correspondence.”