Wisconsin History Day By Day

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Indians of Wisconsin

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"Indian Nations of Wisconsin" by Patty Loew

"Wisconsin Indians" by Nancy Oestreich Lurie

"Wisconsin Chippewa Myths and Tales" by Victor Barnouw

"Indian Treaties in Wisconsin 19th Century Politics" (videocassete)

"Classroom Activities on Wisconsin Indian Treaties and Tribal Sovereignty" by UW-Eau Claire and Dept. of Public Instruction



Interesting Fact:

In the first half of the 19th century, there were over 20 Indian treaties affecting land that now makes up the state of Wisconsin.

Study Questions:

  • Why did the Indian treaties open the way to immigrants?
  • Where did the Potawatomies, Ottawas and Chippewas go after the treaties went into effect?
  • On a Wisconsin map, locate the land affected by the treaties.

    U.S. historical events that occurred on September 26:

    1960: The first televised debate between presidential candidates takes place.

  • September 26

    September 26, 1833: The Indian treaty was concluded in which the Potawatomies, Ottawas and Chippewas agreed to sell land, thus eliminating all Indian title to land south and east of the Wisconsin and Fox rivers. This action set off a major wave of immigration from the eastern U.S., taking advantage of the newly opened public lands.

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