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Painting

Chief Souligny

Date:  date unknown

Description: Painted portrait of Souligny, a chief of the Menominees. He is depicted wearing a James Madison Peace Medal.

Date:  

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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Historical Essay

Oshkosh, Chief (1795-1858)

Chief of the Menominee Indians

Biography of Menominee Indian chief Oshkosh.

Date: 1821-08-18 

Description: The reverse side of the Green Bay treaty, August 18, 1821. The treaty is signed by the chiefs of the six Indian nations for the possession of lands near th...

Date: 1958 ca.

Description: Image is an outdoor portrait of a performer wearing a fringed vest, beaded necklace and headdress, and holding a small axe. Member of the Peavey Falls grou...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Native American courting flute carved by Louis Webster, of Menominee, Stockbridge, Potawatomi and Oneida descent, 1994. (Museum object #1996.118.93)

Historical Object

Men's Moccasin's

Date:  date unknown

Description: Men's buckskin moccasins. Puckered toes with purple cloth flaps that are patially decorated with floral pattern in seed beads. Sewn with the spot stich, bl...

Date: 1958 ca.

Description: The image shows a performer standing and holding a pipe. Member of the Peavey Falls group of dancers and musicians from the Menominee Indian Reservation in...

Date: 1860 

Description: A survey map of Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota, and northern Iowa, showing the status of surveys, rivers, and lakes. The map also shows the locations of...

Date: 1907 

Description: Jean Nicolet (1598-1642) was the first European to see Wisconsin and was a prominent French explorer who, for many years, lived among the Indians of Quebec...

Painting

Chief Oshkosh

Date:  date unknown

Description: Chief Oshkosh, (1795-) August 29, 1858, Menomonee Indian chief.

Date: 1935-08 

Description: William Cowan, the white pine blister rust control foreman on the Menominee Reservation, with his two assistants, Joseph Dodge and Leo Waukechom (right).

Date: 1929 ca.

Description: Map of the Menominee Indian Reservation. Legend reads: "Topographic and cultural data were obtained from field notes of a timber cruise and land classifica...

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...

Photograph

Loading Big Log

Date: 1936 

Description: Loading a large white pine log cut on the Menominee Indian Reservation onto a truck. The log was hauled to the Wisconsin State Fair for a display about th...

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: 1835 ca.

Description: Little Lake Butte Des Morts just north of Lake Winnebago where Governor Lewis Cass of Michigan, and Thomas McKenney, head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (...

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