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Odd Wisconsin Archive

"How Should We Know?"


Dateline: Rock Island, summer 1820. Chiefs of the Sauk and Fox nations grow impatient with the foolish questions of their ignorant white interviewer. Their sarcasm goes over his head, and they go out the door. Click "Page & Text" on this American Journeys page to see the original manuscript and its transcription side-by-side. For more information about this exchange, read its Background Essay
:: Posted in Curiosities on January 22, 2004
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