An 1886 visit to the Menominee community of Keshena

Menominee Indian Village

Despite years of social and political interaction, many white people continued to view Indian ways of life as backward, immoral, and uncivilized. In this article, an unnamed person describes the buildings, people, and industries of the Menominee community of Keshena in 1886. The author also mentions the efforts of the town's Indian school to introduce white ways to the community but seems to have little faith in the intellectual capacity of the Indian children.

Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
The Progressive Era
Early U.S. Settlement
Logging and Forest Products
Americanization and the Bennett Law
Creator: Milwaukee Sentinel
Pub Data: Milwaukee Sentinel. 14 Novemeber 1886.
Citation: "Menominee Indian Village." Milwaukee Sentinel (14 November 1886). Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 2/6/2023