Several people from Chelsea, seminarians and clergy,

in the wand of the Oxford Movement transported to America,
made their way out to the Territory, out to Wisconsin,

and up the Root River, full of racines and so named therefor,
to build the Red Chapel (1842) and the Blue House (1844)
on the bank of Upper Nashotah Lake. The place was called the Mission,

Nashotah Mission. The idea was to baptize
the Oglala Sioux by total immersion.
They looked at the world through horn-rimmed spectacles.