Chief Wapello: The Man, The Leader, The Statue

Chief Wapello: The Man, The Leader, The Statue

by Leigh Michaels, Michael W. Lemberger
     
 

When residents of Wapello County, Iowa, mention Chief Wapello, sometimes they mean the Native American who is the county's namesake - chief of the confederated tribes of Sacs and Foxes and the successor of Chief Black Hawk of Black Hawk War fame. And sometimes they mean the sheet-copper statue of a Native American which stands atop the roof of the Wapello County…  See more details below

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When residents of Wapello County, Iowa, mention Chief Wapello, sometimes they mean the Native American who is the county's namesake - chief of the confederated tribes of Sacs and Foxes and the successor of Chief Black Hawk of Black Hawk War fame. And sometimes they mean the sheet-copper statue of a Native American which stands atop the roof of the Wapello County Courthouse. Though he's affectionately called Chief Wapello, the statue wears a war bonnet of a sort that the peace-loving chief of the Sac and Fox would never have donned.

Chief Wapello: The Man, The Leader, The Statue looks at the real chief's life and his leadership at the time when the land which became Iowa was transferred out of Native American hands. And it surveys the history of the statue which has become his namesake, standing atop the courthouse for 120 years before a windstorm knocked him from his pedestal, through the major restoration needed before he once again took his place overlooking the Des Moines River Valley. Includes many COLOR illustrations of the chief, the statue, and the memorial park.

Illustrations courtesy of The Lemberger Collection. For more information about the collection, which has been called the largest and best-documented privately-owned photography collection in the world, visit www.mlemberger.com.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781892689931
Publisher:
P B L, Limited
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.23(d)

Meet the Author

Michael W. Lemberger is a professional photographer, artist, historian, and teacher. A newspaper photographer for many years, he won more than 100 national, regional, and state awards for excellence in photography. As an artist, he creates intricate pen and ink drawings. His collection of historic photographs has been called the most extensive and best-documented privately-held photo collection in existence. www.mlemberger.com.

Leigh Michaels is the award-winning author of more than 100 books, including historical romance novels, contemporary romance novels, and non-fiction books including On Writing Romance. More than 35 million copies of her books are in print around the world. She teaches writing online at Gotham Writers' Workshop. www.leighmichaels.com.

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