Each year, the Historic Indian Agency House produces an online history series to deepen and enrich our patrons’ understanding of the historical context of our site. We invite you to explore and enjoy all of our history series postings.
Vintage Viewpoints: Voices From the Past
Immerse yourself in the conversations of the early 1800s. The complex and emotionally-charged issues of the day are addressed "in their own words" from primary historical sources regarding the removal of America's Native inhabitants from their ancestral lands.
"If one tries to think about history, it seems to me — it's like looking at a range of mountains. And the first time you see them, they look one way. But then time changes, the pattern of light shifts. Maybe you've moved slightly, your perspective has changed. The mountains are the same, but they look very different."
—British novelist Robert Harris