HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
322275,080 (3.79)00

Top members (works)

Member favorites

Members: None

Add to favorites
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Juliette Augusta Magill was born in Middletown, Connecticut to a family descended from statesmen and businessmen dating back to the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. When she was 14, the family moved to New York State. She was tutored in Latin and other languages by her mother and uncle, and briefly attended boarding school in New Haven, Connecticut, and Emma Willard's school in Troy, New York. In 1830, she married John H. Kinzie, a fur trader, and moved with him to Detroit. Together they traveled by boat to Fort Winnebago, in the area that is now Wisconsin, which guarded the portage between the Fox and Wisconsin rivers. Her husband was assigned by the U.S. government as an agent to the Winnebago people. They lived there three years and had the first of their seven children. After the treaty ending the Sauk War of 1832 forced the Winnebago to move west of the Mississippi River, the Kinzies moved to Chicago, Illinois, where his family owned a tract of land bordering the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Juliette Kinzie became active in charitable and church activities, including helping to found St. Luke's Hospital and the Chicago Historical Society. In 1844, she published her first book, Narrative of the Massacre at Chicago, August 15, 1812, and of Some Preceding Events. Her second book Wau-Bun: The "Early Day" in the North West (1856), recounted her experiences at Fort Winnebago as well as those of her mother-in-law and other relatives during the Black Hawk War. Both books were unusual for their day in being sympathetic to Native Americans displaced by white settlers. In 1869, she published a novel, Walter Ogilby. These works and her letters and journals provide acute and valuable observations of life on the American frontier and the establishment of the city of Chicago. Her namesake granddaughter Juliette Gordon Low became the founder of the Girl Scouts of America in 1912.
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (3.79)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 2
3.5 1
4 3
4.5
5 1

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Juliette M. Kinzie is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Juliette M. Kinzie is composed of 5 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 117,938,313 books! | Top bar: Always visible