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American Indian legends about Wisconsin localities.

Wisconsin Indian Place Legends.

This publication was prepared by the Wisconsin Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration. The Writers' Project in each state provided work for unemployed researchers, writers, and editors during the Great Depression of the 1930s. In Wisconsin, it was initially headed by Charles E. Brown (1872-1946), an archaeologist and anthropologist. Brown selected 27 tales about Wisconsin landscape features that had appeared in printed sources about Native American culture or that W.P.A. fieldworkers collected orally (no specific sources are provided here). Only about 200 copies of this booklet were made. They were printed by mimeograph, bound by W.P.A. workers in the Milwaukee Handicraft Project, and distributed to public libraries.

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Related Topics: Early Native Peoples
The Physical Geography of Wisconsin
Creator: Folklore Section, Federal Writers’ Project, Wisconsin.
Pub Data: Madison, Wis.: Works Progress Administration, Wisconsin, 1936. Digitized from a copy in the rare book collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society Library, call no. E98 F6 F4.
Citation: Folklore Section, Federal Writers’ Project, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Indian Place Legends. (Madison, Wis.: Works Progress Administration, Wisconsin, 1936); Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 4/17/2014
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