Wisconsin Historical Society

American Indian Engagement

WALKING TOGETHER
IN A GOOD WAY:
AMERICAN INDIAN
ENGAGEMENT
FOR THE NEW
MUSEUM PROJECT
AND BEYOND

 

WISCONSIN: HOME TO 12,000 YEARS OF HUMAN HISTORY AND COUNTING

Today, twelve distinct American Indian nations call Wisconsin home, including eleven federally recognized tribes-more than any state east of the Mississippi River. Speaking six languages from three language families, the diversity among the First Nations of Wisconsin speaks to our rich 12,000 year human story that has collectively shaped how we know and understand our state today. These politically distinct nations possess an inherent right to self-governance, also known as tribal sovereignty, which cannot be given or taken away. Each tribal government has its own constitution, elected officials, and code of governing laws.

OUR COMMITMENT:
NATIONS WITHIN A NATION

 

American Indian nations have direct government-to-government relationships with the United States; and, as a state institution, it is the Society's responsibility to work together with the sovereign tribal nations that reside within our state. In 2004, Governor Jim Doyle passed Executive Order # 39, affirming the State of Wisconsin's unique legal relationship with the American Indian nations. Working with our tribal neighbors is essential not only to understand our past, but to build our future.

AMERICAN INDIAN ENGAGEMENT SERIES

 

Project Overview
  • NATIVE NATIONS & COMMUNITIES
  •  
    BAD RIVER BAND OF LAKE SUPERIOR CHIPPEWA*
     
    BROTHERTOWN NATION
     
    FOREST COUNTY POTAWATOMI
     
    HO-CHUNK NATION
     
    LAC DU FLAMBEAU BAND OF LAKE SUPERIOR CHIPPEWA*
     
    URBAN INDIAN COMMUNITY OF MILWAUKEE
     
    ONEIDA NATION
     
    RED CLIFF BAND OF LAKE SUPERIOR CHIPPEWA*
     
    ST. CROIX CHIPPEWA INDIANS OF WISCONSIN*
     
    SOKAOGON CHIPPEWA COMMUNITY, MOLE LAKE BAND*
     
    STOCKBRIDGE - MUNSEE COMMUNITY BAND OF MOHICAN INDIANS

    *Ojibwe Band

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Rebecca H. Comfort

American Indian Nation Liaison
Office of the Director

Facebook608.264.6452 (Madison)
414.988.8656 (Milwaukee)

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