The Wisconsin Historical Society’s Fall 2011 release, “People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1942“, has won USA Book News’ USA “Best Books 2011” Award in the category of Photography: People.
Among those who participated in the creation of the book was University of Wisconsin-Madison Assistant Professor of Photography Tom Jones, Wisconsin Historical Society Board Member Michael Schmudlach and Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal Genealogist George A. Greendeer.
The book also was a finalist in the Best Interior Design category. Wisconsin Historical Society Press books were finalists in six other categories, according to the Society’s recent news release.
Here’s the text of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s News Release:
A USA “BEST BOOKS 2011” AWARD WINNER
The Wisconsin Historical Society Press is proud to announce a national award won by the new Fall 2011 book “People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1942
” (Hardcover: $29.95, ISBN: 978-0-87020-476-0). The book received the USA “Best Books 2011” Award
in the category of Photography: People for its portrayal of relationships and resilience in the Ho-Chunk community at the turn of the twentieth century through more than 300 beautifully detailed duotone photographs. The book was also a finalist in the Best Interior Design category. Wisconsin Historical Society Press books were finalists in six additional categories.
The USA “Best Books” Awards are in their ninth year and receive thousands of entries from publishers like Simon & Schuster, St. Martin’s Press, Random House, Penguin, Harper Collins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons along with hundreds of independent houses. These awards are sponsored by USABookNews.com, an online publication providing coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world online community.
The Wisconsin Historical Society Press, publishing the best of
Wisconsin history and culture, since 1855
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|About the Authors: 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. Michael Schmudlach
serves on the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Board of Curators and has a lifelong relationship with the Ho-Chunk. Matthew Daniel Mason
is an archivist at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Amy Lonetree
an associate professor of American studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz and coeditor of “The National Museum of the American Indian: Critical Conversations.” George A. Greendeer
has been the Ho-Chunk Nation’s tribal genealogist since 2000. Tom Jones, Amy Lonetree, and George A. Greendeer are enrolled members of the Ho-Chunk Nation.
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“PEOPLE OF THE BIG VOICE: PHOTOGRAPHS OF HO-CHUNK FAMILIES BY CHARLES VAN SCHAICK, 1879-1942”
By Tom Jones, Michael Schmudlach, Matthew Daniel Mason, Amy Lonetree, and George A. Greendeer, Foreword by Truman Lowe
288 pages, 330 duotone photos, 8.5 x 11