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A Warrior Prepared to Die is Disappointed

Discover the story of a Ho-Chunk warrior who surrenders and is grieved at receiving a fair trial.

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Waupun State Prison

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of Waupun State Prison, built in 1854. A woman and child stand near the arched stone wall. Beyond the prison gates, the tower of the main bui...

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Penitentiary

Date: 1921 before

Description: A view of the exterior of the prison, with the central tower and wings visible, taken from across the river. A boat sits at the dock, and a large smokesta...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the marching parade, with the band and men approaching the camera. The band leads the way. Brick buildings line the avenue, with trees behind t...

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Clinto Prison

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the cell block, with cells on the right and windows on the outer wall; a series of pipes also run along this wall. An arched door and window are...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Bird's-eye map of Waupun on the Rock River. There is an inset at top center of "Althouse, Wheeler & Co., Windmills and Pumps."

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the regiment, lined up in a courtyard. Men with firearms face the viewer, while other men stand to the right side. The band stands at the right...

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Prison Cemetery

Date: 1955 

Description: Cemetery surrounded by trees. There is a fence and field in the distance.

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Waupun State Prison

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of Waupun State Prison, built in 1854. Two men stand at the main entrance gate. Beyond the prison gates, the tower of the main building can b...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Prisoners pose by the washing well, in a courtyard. Some of the men wear hats. Wooden doors are visible to the right. Printed in the bottom right corner...

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Prison Industries

Date: 1961 ca.

Description: Punch press equipment at one of the Wisconsin prisons used for the manufacture of license plates and traffic signs. This photograph appeared in a 1961 pub...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the trade school machine shop, with a man standing by each machine. Light streams in from the windows on both sides of the shop. Printed in the...

Date: 1879-02-08 

Description: A cartoon entitled "The Latest Illustration of Our Humane Indian Policy" depicting an imprisoned, injured Native American man who has been served "boiled s...

Date: 1950-08-25 

Description: A telephone in the cell block at the Madison police headquarters, adjacent to the fingerprinting counters, explicitly for use by arrested persons. The pict...

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State Prison

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a then recently completed cell block at the State Prison.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: String band consisting of seven inmates at Waupun State Prison. Three seated men hold guitars, three others hold violins and one standing man holds a cello...

Date:  date unknown

Description: An exterior view of the Waupun State Prison.

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Convict Camp

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A man stands in the cook house doorway at a convict camp comprised of several tents and a caged vehicle.

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Waupun State Prison

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view across lawn of Waupun State Prison, built in 1854.

Date: 1968-03-26 

Description: Prison cooks prepare dinner for inmates.

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