This Badger Biographies book tells the story of Electa Quinney, a Stockbridge Indian, and how her tribe was pressured to relocate from New York to Wisconsin by the government and white settlers.

After she arrived in 1828, Quinney began teaching in a log building, making her Wisconsin’s first public school teacher. She taught the children of Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Indians and the sons and daughters of nearby white settlers and missionaries.

Contributed by Karyn Saemann