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.