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Okauchee, Wisconsin | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Origin of Okauchee, Wisconsin

Okauchee, Wisconsin | Wisconsin Historical Society
Dictionary of Wisconsin History.

Said to be the only village in Wisconsin named for the Indians which has retained the name originally given. Means "the chief is come." Probably meaning pipe-stem (Pottawatomi). Okatci "something small."

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[Source: From the Oconomoc Enterprise, Aug. 3rd, 1961.Card file at the WHS library reference deskAlanson Skinner, in Milwaukee Public Museum Bulletin, v. 6 p. 399]