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Historical Essay

Winnebago War (1827)

Brief description of the Winnebago War.

Date: 1922 

Description: A view of the statue dedicated to Chief Oshkosh of the Menominee Tribe. Sculpted by Trentanove. Located in Menominee Park, formerly North Park.

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Statue of Chief Oshkosh of the Menominee Tribe. Sculpted by Trentanove and located in Menominee Park. The statue honors the man who gave his name to the...

Date: 1931 

Description: A portrait of a Menominee family in traditional dress. This image is part of an exhibit about Native Americans prepared by Paul Vanderbilt.

Date: 1993 

Description: A series of three maps showing the lands of the Menominee, the first of these three maps shows the present-day Menominee Indian Reservation. Highways and r...

Photograph

Logging Camp

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a logging camp on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The three buildings are surrounded by forest.

Historical Essay

Early U.S. Settlement

Military Outposts in Wisconsin

Read how American forts were established and settlement increased in Wisconsin after the War of 1812.

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: A statue of Oshkosh, head chief of the Menominee Indian Tribe in North Park (Menominee Park). Sculpted by Gaetano Trentanove of Florence, Italy. Unveiled J...

Manuscript

Mishakwut Still

Date: 1936 

Description: Actors in Indian costume as seen in the film "Mishaskwut", which depicts the life of the Menominee Indians. The film was sponsored by the Wauwatosa Board o...

Photograph

Standoff at Gresham

Date: 1975 

Description: An unidentified member of the Wisconsin State Patrol points his revolver at several Native Americans at a vehicle checkpoint near Gresham. The State Patrol...

How the Natives Lost Their Land

Learn about the many treaties between the United States government and native tribes.

Photograph

Menominee Girl

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: A young Menominee girl sitting next to a window.

Date: 1825-08-19 

Description: Fourth page of the Treaty between the United States and the Chippewa, Sauk, Fox, Menominee, Iowa, Sioux, Winnebago and a portion of the Ottawa, Chippewa, a...

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Description: Four Indian children posing in front of a tipi on a Menominee Indian reservation.

Drawing

Chief Oshkosh

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Waist-up pen and ink drawing of Chief Oshkosh. He is wearing a top hat wrapped with a ribbon. He wears a suitcoat, bowtie, beaded neckpouch and a blanket w...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: "Spirit of the Northwest" monument by Sidney Bedore, on the grounds of the Brown County Court House. Represented, left to right, a Menominee, Claude Allou...

Postcard

Wolf River

Date:  date unknown

Description: Postcard of Route 55 Menominee Indian reservation, Dells of Wolf River.

Photograph

Arrest at Gresham

Date: 1975-01-27 

Description: Members of the Wisconsin National Guard arrest a group of Native Americans during the takeover of the Alexian Brother Novitiate near Gresham. The arrest wa...

Menominee War Chief

Learn about the leadership of this Menominee War Chief and his negotiations with the U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Date: 1910 

Description: A group of prominent Menominee: (from left to right) Alex Warrington, unidentified fishman, John Rain, Louise Waukechon, Pinto, Black Jack Warrington (John...

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