Monday, November 02, 2009

Images of the Ho-Chunk on Exhibit

Images of the Ho-Chunk on Exhibit at the WHS. "...The latest exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum examines nearly 150 years of the Ho-Chunk people as documented through the lenses of three photographers. This exhibit, Images of the Ho-Chunk, features 1860s photographs by James F. Bodtker, turn-of-the-20th-century images by Charles Van Schaick, and recent images by Ho-Chunk photographer Tom Jones. Bodtker and Van Schaick were non-natives, documenting Ho-Chunk people who came to their studios to have their portraits taken. Tom Jones is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and uses his images to help educate non-natives about the lives of his people. Ho-Chunk jewelry, ribbonwork and other objects from museum's collections complement the images."