The Fur-Trader's House on Yellow Lake, Wisconsin | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society

Painting

The Fur-Trader's House on Yellow Lake, Wisconsin

The Fur-Trader's House on Yellow Lake, Wisconsin | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
This house was located among the Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indians. Here Hölzlhuber and his companions took shelter in an uncomfortable stable one night, after an evening of dancing with the Indians. Hölzlhuber remembered fondly bidding farewell to one of the Chippewa girls, and buying from the fur trader "some lovely silk ribbon for her pretty black hair." The house and stable can be seen fenced off from four tipis in the encampment.   Taken from Hölzlhuber's description of the scene, translated by Vera Kroner.
DESCRIPTION
This house was located among the Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indians. Here Hölzlhuber and his companions took shelter in an uncomfortable stable one night, after an evening of dancing with the Indians. Hölzlhuber remembered fondly bidding farewell to one of the Chippewa girls, and buying from the fur trader "some lovely silk ribbon for her pretty black hair." The house and stable can be seen fenced off from four tipis in the encampment. Taken from Hölzlhuber's description of the scene, translated by Vera Kroner.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:28155
Creation Date:circa 1858
Creator Name:Hölzlhuber, Franz, 1826-1898
City:Yellow Lake
County:Burnett
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Franz Hölzlhuber, 1826-1898 : Sketches and associated materials, 1856-1860, 1959
Genre:Painting
Original Format Type:paintings
Original Format Number:PH 3131.33
Original Dimensions:8 x 5.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image is one of forty-two watercolor drawings from a sketchbook by Holzlhuber, documenting his trip to the U.S., especially to Wisconsin and Canada in 1856-1860.
SUBJECTS
Architecture, Domestic
Log cabins
Ojibwa Indians
Tipis
Wisconsin
Fur trade

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