Stockbridge Indian leader Austin E. Quinney, 1849

Austin E. Quinney


Austin E. Quinney, brother of John Quinney, was a leader in the Stockbridge tribe's move from New York to Wisconsin in the 1820s. Quinney helped negotiate a series of treaties to secure and protect land for the tribe, who were under constant threat of dispossession. The Stockbridge and Munsee tribes moved to a reservation in Shawano County in 1854. Dr. Amos C. Hamlin Jr. painted this portrait of Quinney in 1849.


Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
Early U.S. Settlement
Treaty Councils, from Prairie du Chien to Madeline Island
Creator: Hamlin Jr., Amos C.
Pub Data: Oil portrait in the Wisconsin Historical Museum
Citation: Hamlin Jr., Amos C. "Austin E. Quinney." Oil portrait in the Wisconsin Historical Museum. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=646; Visited on: 8/28/2014
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