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Related Web Sites:
Illinois - Treaty of July 29, 1829

Potawatomi Culture

Classroom Activities on Wisconsin Indian Treaties and Tribal Sovereignty

Potawatomi Culture and History


Read More About It

"Treaties Between the Potawatomi Tribe of Indians and the United States of American, 1789-1867" edited by George Fay

"Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal" by Patty Loew

"Chippewa Treaty Rights: The Reserved Rights of Wisconsin's Chippewa Indians in Historical Perspective" by Ronald N. Satz


Vocabulary:

ceding


Interesting Fact:

In 1825, all tribes in present-day Wisconsin were pressured by U.S. officials to define the boundaries of their land. This was the first step towards Indian tribes ceding land to U.S. negotiators.


Study Questions:

  • Where was the land located that was part of the first treaty?
  • What did the Indians receive in exchange for their land?
  • How many treaties have there been between the U.S. government and tribes from Wisconsin?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Indian treaties:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on July 29:

    1914: The first transcontinental telephone service began with a call between New York and San Francisco.
    1958: NASA is created.



  • July 29

    July 29, 1829: The first treaty ceding a portion of land in Wisconsin was signed at Prairie du Chien by the Potawatomi, Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.


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