EventsChicago History Book Club: Juliette Kinzie: the Forgotten Founder

Chicago History Book Club: Juliette Kinzie: the Forgotten Founder

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM


Although she chronicled Chicago’s early days, Juliette Kinzie’s contributions are not widely recognized. Her family helped develop Chicago both financially and culturally. Kinzie’s legacy is complicated: she wrote detailed descriptions of Native Americans in her novels, but didn’t disagree with policies that contributed to their displacement. Her attitudes reflected the patriarchal society she lived in, but that same society left struggling after the death of her husband.

Join us for a discussion of this fascinating woman by reading either The World of Juliette Kinzie by Ann Durkin Keating or Wau-Bun by Juliette Kinzie herself. Both titles will be available at the Circulation Desk. This program is a partnership with the Edgewater Historical Society.

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