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Memorable Manitobans: John Henry “Jack” Steinbring (1929-2019)


Born at Oshkosh, Wisconsin on 1 July 1929, son of Arthur Steinbring and Lillian Koller, he attended Ripon College, received his bachelor's degree from Oshkosh State College and his Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. He served in the US Army from 1950 to 1962, being on active duty from 1950 to 1953. Beside doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota that culminated in a PhD degree in 1975, he taught at the University of Wisconsin and carried out field work among the Menominee, Winnebago, and Red Cliff Chippewa. He came to Winnipeg in September 1963 to worked as an archaeologist at the University of Winnipeg until retirement in January 1990. He studied rock art and petroforms in Manitoba and wrote several books on them. He was a member of the Ripon Historical Society, Princeton Historical Society, Wisconsin Archeological Society, Mid-American Geographic Foundation, and Manitoba Historical Society. He died at his home at Ripon, Wisconsin on 19 November 2019.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Culture Change Among the Northern Ojibwa
MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1964-1965 Season


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 2019.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 November 2019

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