Chief Oshkosh protests U.S. government treatment, ca. 1848

Speech by Menominee Chief Oshkosh


These handwritten notes were made by Henry S. Baird (1800-1875), perhaps while he was acting as secretary at the council between the Menominee and the U.S. held at Lake Poygan in 1848. In the speech, Chief Oshkosh lists grievances of the tribe against the federal government, which had not fulfilled its obligations to the Menominee nation under the Treaty of 1836.  There is no typescript of this three-page document. The bulk of Henry and Elizabeth Baird's papers, including much more on relations between American Indians and white settlers, is available at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/baird/ .


Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
Treaty Councils, from Prairie du Chien to Madeline Island
Creator: Oshkosh, Menominee chief, 1795-1858; Baird, Henry S. (Henry Samuel), 1800-1875.
Pub Data: Unpublished three-page manuscript in Box 3, Folder 9, of the Henry and Elizabeth Baird Papers, 1798-1937 (Wis Mss V at the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives).
Citation: Oshkosh, Menominee chief. Speech (1848?). Unpublished manuscript in Box 3, Folder 9, of the Henry and Elizabeth Baird Papers, 1798-1937 (Wis Mss V at the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1746; Visited on: 10/20/2014
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