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Totem Pole in Peninsula State Park

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Description: The totem pole has a carved wooden bear clinging to the top. The totem pole was erected in 1927 in honor of the aboriginal inhabitants of Wisconsin. Potawa...
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Sylvia and Rachel Hall Captured by Indians

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Description: Drawing depicting the capture of Sylvia and Rachel Hall by Indians near Ottawa, Illinois during the Indian Creek Massacre, 1832. They were later released a...
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Me-Te-A, a Pottawatimie Chief

Date: 1849
Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Metea, a Chief of the Potawatomi Tribe. he spoke against land cessions during the 1821 treaty negotiations.
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John Mustache

Date: 1920
Description: Informal full-length portrait of John Mustache, from McCord.
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Kikyako

Date: 1920
Description: Informal portrait of a Potawatomi woman, Kikyako from Phlox, seated on a bench wearing a beaded necklace. A man stands in the doorway of a wigwam in the ba...
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At the Spring

Date: 1920
Description: Outdoor portrait of a man standing near a spring in a wooded area surrounded by a wooden fence. He wears coveralls and holds two pails with a yoke over his...
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Group at Skunk Hill

Date: 1920
Description: Small group of men and boys gathered outside a traditional elm-bark structure at the upper part of the Skunk Hill community. A young boy stands on the supp...
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Weaving a Basket

Date: 1920
Description: Anna Goodvillage, at her home at Hemlock Creek, weaving a basket while sitting beneath a wigwam type shelter attached to the side of a wood and bark frame...
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Albert Thunder and Family

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Description: Group portrait of Albert Thunder, his wife and two children standing outside a canvas covered wigwam.
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White Pigeon and Reuben Young

Date: 1920
Description: Full-length portrait of White Pigeon and Reuben Young in full regalia at Skunk Hill.
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William Link

Date: 1920
Description: Full-length portrait of William Link in full regalia outdoors at Skunk Hill.
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Chicog

Date: 1920
Description: Portrait of Chicog seated cross-legged on the ground holding a bow. There are with snowshoes in the foreground.
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Medicine Lodge at Skunk Hill

Date: 1920
Description: View of a portion of Skunk Hill, with the medicine lodge in the background next to other buildings. The canvas is partially on the lodge.
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John Nuwi

Date: 1926
Description: John Nuwi wrapped in a blanket and seated in a chair in front of his summer tent at Skunk Hill..
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Potawatomi Couple

Date: 1930
Description: A Native American man and woman, identified only as Potawatomie [sic] Indians, posing in front of a log structure. The woman is wearing large earrings and...
Painting

Braddock's Defeat

Date: July 09 1755
Description: An important event of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) was commissioned in 1903 by Robert Laird McCormick, president of the State Historical Society o...
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Wa-Baun-See

Date: 1838
Description: Wau-Baun-See, a hand-colored lithographic portrait of a Potawatamie Indian. This image from McKenney & Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes," (1849-1850)...
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Shaubena

Date: 1858
Description: A formal photographic portrait of the Potowatomi chief Shaubena (or Shabbona), who died in 1859. Shaubena was photographed shortly before his death, but th...
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Shaubena

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Description: A formal portrait of the Potowatomie chief Shaubena or (Shabona) made at Hennepin, Illinois shortly before his death in 1859. Shaubena was a grandnephew o...
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Important Potawatomi Men

Date: 1890
Description: A group of locally important Potawatomi Indians, apparently photographed in a government or law office at Escanaba, Michigan. Left to right standing are F...

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