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Historical Essay

Winnebago War (1827)

Brief description of the Winnebago War.

Date: 1936 

Description: Chief Oshkosh's statue and grave. Located in Monominee Park, formerly North Park.

Date: 1959 

Description: Wisconsin State Senator Alfred A. Laun (R.) of Kiel, participating in what appears to be a square dance with Menominee Indians and others. This image is pa...

Date: 1959 

Description: A map of the Menominee Indian Reservation that shows the highways, different types of roads, rivers and streams in the area.

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: 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:  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...

Photograph

Menominee Judge

Date:  

Description: Menominee Judge Perrote beside the wooden grave of his wife. The Court of Indian Offenses was established in 1883 with Indian judges appointed by the U.S....

How the Natives Lost Their Land

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

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 (...

Photograph

Pamela J. Waukau

Date:  date unknown

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

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: 1935 

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

Photograph

Menominee Ceremony

Date: 1940 

Description: A Menominee Ceremony, possibly the beginning of a dance.

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.

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: 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: 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...

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: 1894 ca.

Description: Group portrait of Native American school students and teachers.

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