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Date: 1933 

Description: Three men near a tree. During 1933 Menominee Indians protected over 4000 acres of white pines from the blister rust threat.

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: 1975-01-18 

Description: Negotiations between leaders of the Menominee Warrior Society and the American Indian Movement with General Hugh Simonson (in the Army jacket) of the Wisco...

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Description: Letterhead of Menominee Indian Mills of Neopit, Wisconsin, a mill "under supervision of the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affa...

Date: 1958 ca.

Description: Peavey Falls group of dancers and musicians from the Menominee Indian Reservation in Wisconsin.

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: "Peavy Falls Group" of men and boys posed on bank of river. There is a man in a canoe in the river, and a footbridge in the background.

Postcard

Wolf River

Date:  date unknown

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

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Description: Menominee man cutting bark to make a canoe.

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...

Photograph

Indian Toll Sign

Date:  date unknown

Description: A Toll road sign on the Keshena Menominee Reservation for the Highway 55 toll road that goes through the reservation.

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...

Photograph

Bear Trap Falls

Date: 1929 ca.

Description: Group of people at Bear Trap Falls in the Wolf River near Keshena. People are standing on the shoreline on the left near a sign for the falls. A man is sta...

Photograph

Menominee Girl

Date: 1962 ca.

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

Learn how white contact disrupted and transformed Indian life in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Date: 1958 ca.

Description: Peavey Falls group of dancers and musicians from the Menominee Indian Reservation in Wisconsin.

Date: 1855-01-07 ca.

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

Photograph

Menominee Indians

Date: 1953-03-18 

Description: Menominee Indians of the Zoar Settlement in Northern Wisconsin performing a dream dance. Standing figures: "Grandma" Dutchman and husband "Charlie."

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...

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