Historic Indian Agency House

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John Kinzie's DeskThe Historic Indian Agency House, located in Portage, Wisconsin, is listed on the National Register of Historic places. This restored home was built in the early 19th Century and now contains a variety of items from that time period. The U.S. Government originally built the home for John Kinzie who was an agent to the Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Indians living in the area.

The Historic Indian Agency House offers a variety of educational opportunities. Our visitor center contains a small museum, featuring displays about early Wisconsin history, Native American culture and the fur trade in the upper Midwest. Artifacts and graphic displays help to tell the story, and our staff and volunteer docents offer a lively and interesting dialog.

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