Famous Hoosier

Frances Slocum "Maconaquah"

One of the fun things about being a mom of kids in elementary, is helping with projects. I know, I know, You're probably thinking that I'm nuts. There are somethings that drive me up the wall and a lot of it involves having to remember fractions, and god forbid you ask me to not use a calculator while remembering how to "show your work!" So the everyday homework is something that is less than entertaining. 

PROJECTS on the other hand, are something I like doing. Being that I come from the west coast, Indiana History intrigues me. My daughter has been working her little heart out on her famous hoosier project. She chose Maconaquah as her famous Hoosier. Those of you who are not from the midwest, Her name is Frances Slocum. She is also known as the lost sister. 

my daughter really wanted me to do a photo shoot of her as Maconaquah. I of course, LOVED the idea and these are what we came up with!

 Maconaquah: (Young Bear)

Maconaquah: (Young Bear)

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Frances Slocum : A white child that was kidnapped by indians in 1778. "Don't worry, this is actually a pretty happy story." eventually she was reunited with her family when she was in her 50's. She was loved by her adopted family and grew to accept and cherrish her native culture. 

As a white woman living within the Miami native american tribe, she was able to help break the barrier between the Indian and american culture, thus making her a pretty awesome hoosier. Here is a link I found if your interested in her story!

Rebecca Waun

Peru, Indiana

Rebecca Waun is a Bachelor of Science and an award winning photographer who is passionate about expression of art and the effect is has on the world. As an owner of a portrait business, she found her inspiration through her children. Understanding that time is a gift that is short lived and feels that preserving memories through photographic expression is timeless.

Home Grown in Western Washington, she has lived a small portion of her life in the southwestern states. She became a world traveler serving in the Marine Corps. During her four years of enlistment Rebecca Had served town tours to Iraq during the Iraqi Freedom War, earning an honorable discharge at the rank of Sergeant. After starting a family she later attending school where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Digital Photography.

Now Residing in Peru Indiana, She taken her education and life experiances, applying them to her business and creativ endeavor by capturing the beauty in all things.