In the late nineteenth century, a Wisconsin studio photographer began taking portraits of local Ho-Chunk families. Over the next six decades his lens captured generations of tribe members in more than 300 breathtaking photographs, fleshing out a remarkable narrative of a resilient people.
Michael Schmudlach, member of the Wisconsin Historical Society's Board of Curators. He has a lifelong relationship with the Ho-Chunk.He is one of the four co-authors of 'People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1942'
Janice Rice, a Senior Academic Librarian at University of Wisconsin-Madison and a member of the Ho-Chunk nation. She wrote the Afterword to the book, People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1942.
Tom Jones, Tom Jones is an assistant professor of photography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work may be found in the National Museum of the American Indian and the Chazen Museum of Art. is one of the four co-authors of 'People of the Big Voice'