La Crosse, Wisconsin, on the Mississippi, 1860. WHI 28203.

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A Brief Introduction

Read about the term Winnebago Indians, and follow links to the Ho-Chunk and Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska to learn more about the communities.

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Historical Essay

Kickapoo Indians

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Historical Essay

Sauk Indians

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Historical Essay

Ho-Chunk Nation

A Brief Introduction

Read about the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. Learn more on the Ho-Chunk Nation's website about their heritage, culture, and more.

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