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How Native Life was Transformed

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

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...

Date: 1948-01-05 

Description: Menominee Indian Band playing at the Wisconsin Centennial Year Kick-off Ceremony in the Wisconsin State Capitol. They played a one hour concert in the mor...

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Description: Menominee man cutting bark to make a canoe.

Historical Essay

Marin, Paul, 1692-1753

French Official, Captain and Fur Trader

Biography of French Official, Captain and Fur Trader Paul Marin.

Date: 1856 

Description: This map with an ornamental border shows the township survey grid and identifies counties, named towns, cities and villages, rivers, lakes, railroads, road...

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Description: Billhead of the Oshkosh Brewing Company, in business from 1894-1971, with the company trademark of a waist-up view of Chief Oshkosh wearing a jacket and bo...

Use the 1673 journal of Father Jacques Marquette to introduce students to the early exploration of Wisconsin

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...

Historical Essay

Oshkosh, Chief (1795-1858)

Chief of the Menominee Indians

Biography of Menominee Indian chief Oshkosh.

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...

Date: 1856 

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

Date: 1908-06-23 

Description: Menominee Training School dance card.

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Description: Menominee men playing the moccasin or bullet game.

Date: 1855 

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

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.

Date: 1943 

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

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: A statue of Oshkosh, head chief of the Menominee Indian Tribe in North Park (Menominee Park). Sculpted by Gaetano Trentanove of Florence, Italy. Unveiled J...

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...

Painting

Chief Oshkosh

Date:  date unknown

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

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