Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal (Revised 2nd Edition)

By Patty Loew

Paperback: $24.95

ISBN: 978-0-87020-503-3

Forewords by Paul DeMain and J. P. Leary 208 pages, 142 color and b/w photos, 8 x 9

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From origin stories to contemporary struggles over treaty rights and sovereignty issues, the best-selling "Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal" explores Wisconsin's rich Native tradition. This long-awaited revised edition includes new material reflecting contemporary historical events and initiatives of the twenty-first century, covering the economic, social, and environmental advancements of the Native communities. New chapters are devoted to discussions of urban Indians and the Brothertown Indian Nation.

This unique volume, based on the historical perspectives of the state's Native peoples, includes compact tribal histories of the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, Oneida, Menominee, Mohican, Ho-Chunk, and Brothertown Indians. Patty Loew focuses on oral tradition: stories, songs, the recorded words of Indian treaty negotiators, and interviews, along with other untapped Native sources, such as tribal newspapers, to present a distinctly different view of history. Elders and tribal historians in each of the Native communities participated in the book's development, recommending sources, making suggestions, and offering criticism as the book unfolded. And in two new forewords, Paul DeMain (editor of News From Indian Country) and J. P. Leary (assistant professor of Humanistic Studies: First Nation Studies at UW Green Bay) help readers understand how the history Patty Loew chronicles in "Indian Nations" is everyone's history.

Lavishly illustrated with maps and more than 140 photographs, Indian Nations of Wisconsin is indispensable to anyone interested in the region's history and its Native peoples.

CLICK HERE for teaching materialsfor use with the 2nd edition of Patty Loew's seminal work "Indian Nations of Wisconsin." Designed exclusively for educators in the secondary classroom, each chapter is presented through the lens of the "Understanding by Design" lesson plan framework. In addition, these materials have been aligned with both Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Social Studies and the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in All Subjects.

To receive a review copy or press release, to schedule an author event, or for more information contact the WHS Press Marketing Department: whspress@wisconsinhistory.org.

Patty Loew, Ph.D., is an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe and a recipient of the Outstanding Service Award of the Great Lakes Intertribal Council. She is a professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin Madison and affiliated faculty with the American Indian Studies Program. She has written dozens of scholarly and general-interest articles on Native topics and produced several award-winning documentaries that have appeared on commercial and public television stations throughout the country. For twenty years she hosted statewide news and public affairs programs for Wisconsin Public Television.

For the previous edition:
"You really can't fully understand Wisconsin history without the information in this book."
-"Wisconsin State Journal"

Winner of the Wisconsin Library Association 2002 Outstanding Achievement Recognition Award and UW-Madison Cooperative Children's Book Center outstanding book in CCBC Choices 2002.

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