The Ho-Chunk recall meeting Europeans for the first time.

How the Winnebago First Came into Contact with the French and the Origin of the Decora Family


The Ho-Chunk long recalled their first encounters with the Europeans who arrived so unexpectedly in the seventeenth century. Their memories of these meetings were passed down verbally from parent to child for eight or nine generations, and told to visiting anthropologist Paul Radin during the years 1908-1913.


Related Topics: Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
Arrival of the First Europeans
Creator: Radin, Paul, 1883-1959.
Pub Data: U.S. Bureau of American Ethnology. Thirty-seventh annual report, 1915-1916 (Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1923): 65-69
Citation: "How the Winnebago First Came into Contact with the French and the Origin of the Decora Family." In Radin, Paul. The Winnebago Tribe (Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1923): 65-69; Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=723; Visited on: 9/23/2014
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