Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
Catholic Encyclopedia - Menominee Indians

Menominee treaties


Read More About It

"Menominee Drums: Tribal Termination and Restoration" by Nicholas Peroff

"The Menominee Indians: From Treaty to Termination" by Stephen Herzberg, Wisconsin Magazine of History

"Menominee Tribal History Guide: A Study of Three Centuries of Cultural Contact and Change"

"The Menominee Indians: A History" by Patricia Ourada

"The Menominee" by Edward Riccinti

"Treaties between the Indian Tribes of Wisconsin" by George Emory Fay

"A History of the Menominee Indians" by Shelley Oxley


Vocabulary:

ceded
tribe


Interesting Fact:

Led by Chief Oshkosh, the Menominee built a successful lumber industry beginning in 1854.


Study Questions:

  • Where was the Menominee land located?
  • When was the first Indian treaty in Wisconsin signed?
  • What did the Menominee tribe receive as part of the treaty?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about land treaties between the Indians and the government:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on October 18:

    1767: The boundry between Pennsylvania and Maryland, the Mason-Dixon line, is agreed upon.



  • October 18

    October 18, 1848: The Menominee Indians ceded the last remaining lands of any Wisconsin tribe to the U.S. Government.


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