Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk - Page
Text Version

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at reference@kshs.org or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.


For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

This is a photograph of Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk who was a chief and holy man in the Potawatomi tribe. Geronimo, who had heard rumors of Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk's magic powers, was intrigued and wanted to meet the chief and holy man. The photograph was taken by Jesse Nusbaum, anthropologist, who visited Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk with William Hale, a Potawatomi interpreter. According to the information written on the back of the photograph, Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk was a prisoner of war for disruption towards the government. He and his brother Wah Quah Bosh Kuk were arrested for refusing to send children from their tribe to an Indian school where they would be Americanized.

Creator: Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan)
Date: 1921

Bookbag Text Version Share Print

Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk - 1Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk - 2

Wis-Ki-Ge-Amatyuk - 1

Item Number: 305687
Call Number: E99 P8.I Wi *4
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 305687

Copyright © 2007-2017 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.