Menominee chief Tomah declares his nation's neutrality.

Famous Indian Pacifist Gave Name to Tomah

At the close of the war, Wisconsin's Indians reluctantly accepted U.S. rule. Most had either fought with the British or remained neutral. Among the latter were the Menominee leader Tomah, whose stance during and after the war is described here by James W. Biddle, one of the Americans at Mackinaw and Green Bay. The full text of Biddle's memoir, only quoted in this newspaper article, is in volume 1 of Wisconsin Historical Collections.

Related Topics: Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
The War of 1812
Creator: Holmes, Fred L.
Pub Data: Milwaukee Sentinel, Dec. 12, 1920.
Citation: Holmes, Fred. "Famous Indian Pacifist Gave Name to Tomah." Milwaukee Sentinel, Dec. 12, 1920; Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 8/2/2021