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Date: 1855-01-07 ca.

Description: Sketch of the defeat of General Braddock during an ambush in the French and Indian War.

Historical Essay

Early U.S. Settlement

Read how the end of the War of 1812 led to the establishment of American forts and increased exploration and settlement in the Wisconsin territory.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Native Americans on the Menominee Reservation near Keshena, Wisconsin. A white man in the foreground appears to be drawing something out of camera range....

Date: 1842 

Description: Menominee war dance, as depicted by Francois, Comte de Castelnau, a French naturalist and diplomat who visited Green Bay, Wisconsin about 1838. This detail...

Photograph

Ernest Oshkosh

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A portrait of a descendant of Chief Oshkosh, probably Ernest Oshkosh, with one foot in a traditional canoe. This image is part of an exhibit about Native A...

Painting

Ma-ko-me-ta

Date: 1827 

Description: Portrait of Ma-ko-me-ta (Bear's Oil) a Menominee chief sketched by J.O. Lewis at the Treaty of Green Bay.

Photograph

Selective Logging

Date: 1938-03 

Description: A large white pine being felled on the Menominee Indian Reservation. This photograph was taken to illustrate the tribe's selective logging practices.

Photograph

Indian Children

Date: 1909 ca.

Description: A group of four Native American children thought to have been photographed at the Menominee Reservation. This image is part of an exhibit about Native Amer...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lear Shewano sitting under very large trees on the Menominee Reservation.

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Historical Essay

Logging and Forest Products

Learn about19th-century logging in Wisconsin, the growth and decline of the industry, and the after-effects of clear-cutting Wisconsin's Northwoods.

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...

Date: 1959-07 

Description: Governor Gaylord Nelson signing the bill which created Menominee County as the state's 72nd county. The new county consisted of those portions of Shawano...

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Description: Members of the Menominee tribe pose during the Corpus Christi celebration, possibly held at the Keshena chapel. Pictured are, from left to right, Clara Chi...

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Description: Outdoor portrait of a Menominee Indian man and two Menominee Indian women. He holds a decorated ceremonial pipe in his right hand.

Date: 1842 

Description: A Menominee village as depicted by Francois, Comte de Castelnau, a French naturalist and diplomat who visited Green Bay area about 1838. The detailed, hand...

Date: 1825-08-19 

Description: Second 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...

Date: 1933 

Description: One of the Native American crews hired to assist with the White Pine Blister Rust eradication effort on the Menominee Reservation. Joe Larock was identifie...

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