On a gray and drizzly day in 1983, writer Alice D’Alessio and her math professor husband, Laird, made their way down a curving, tree-lined driveway on their way to a picnic. They were visiting 115 acres of land in Wisconsin’s unglaciated Driftless Area that Laird had inherited from his parents. Emerging from the trees, Alice had her first glimpse of the valley that would become a twenty-five-year labor of love for the couple. Details, below.
Juliette Kinzie's book, first published in 1856, provides an early narrative for colonizers who felt that the native culture should be respected and protected. This hardcover edition shares the stories and interactions between her family and the Winnebago people.