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Historical Essay

Wild Rice

A Brief History of one of Wisconsin's Earliest Crops

Discover the history of wild rice in Wisconsin.

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: 1914 

Description: This map shows township grids, railroads, roads, and drainage. The area of the map covers northeastern Wisconsin and Menominee Indian reservation. Green Ba...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View across water of a Menominee man standing in a canoe in a marsh. He is holding a paddle in his hand. Behind him on the left is another canoe with three...

Date: 1755-07-09 

Description: An important event of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) was commissioned in 1903 by Robert Laird McCormick, president of the State Historical Society o...

Date: 1933 ca.

Description: This map shows the township and range system, sections, cities and villages, schools, roads, railroads, and lakes and streams in Shawano County, which at t...

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...

Menominee War Chief

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Painting, in the Wisconsin State Capitol, of "The Trial of Chief Oshkosh by Judge Doty", one of four mural paintings by Albert Herter on the south wall of...

Date: 1857 

Description: This map of of depicts the township survey grid and identifies counties, named towns, cities and villages, rivers, lakes, railroads, roads, and the Menomon...

Date: 1855 

Description: This Wisconsin depicts counties, creeks, rivers, lakes, railroads completed, railroads in progress, common roads and the Menomonee Reservation.

Date: 1825-08-19 

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

Date: 1935 

Description: U.S. Department of the Indian agency building on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

Photograph

Pamela J. Waukau

Date:  date unknown

Description: Pamela J. Waukau, typesetting the "Menominee Tribal News".

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: 1935 ca.

Description: Menominee Indian Reservation Government School near Shawano.

Date:  

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...

Date: 1943 

Description: Menominee women working to protect their white pines from blister rust.

Date: 2013 

Description: Map is the most extensive endeavor to date to accurately locate and document both prehistoric place names and natural features of the Menominee language wi...

Date: 1926-05-25 

Description: Menominee Indians eating lunch together on Chief Oshkosh Day, May 25, 1926, "the occasion of the removal of the chief's remains from an unmarked grave besi...

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