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On This Day: January 25

1864 - (Civil War) Reconnaissance of the Matagorda Peninsula concludes

The 23rd Wisconsin Infantry completed its reconnaissance of the Matagorda Peninsula, Texas.

1932 - Janesville Prohibits Sunday Dancing

On this date the Janesville council deadlocked, 3-3, on an ordinance that would have permitted public dancing on Sundays. [Source: Janesville Gazette]

1983 - Ojibwe Treaties Reaffirmed

On this day in 1983, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals ruled that the Ojibwe bands of Lake Superior (each a sovereign tribe) legally retained hunting, fishing, and gathering rights, which they had reserved in treaties signed in 1837, 1842, and 1854. The background and text of the treaties are given in this article at Turning Points in Wisconsin History, where you can also find more information about 19th-c. treaties and the late 20th-c. conflict over them.