From origin stories to contemporary struggles over treaty rights and sovereignty issues, Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal explores Wisconsin's rich Native tradition. Each chapter is a compact tribal history of one of the state's Indian nations - Ojibwe, Potawatomi, Oneida, Menominee, Mohican and Brothertown, and Ho-Chunk - and the book relies on the historical perspectives of Native people. Author Patty Loew focuses on oral tradition - stories, songs, the recorded words of Indian treaty negotiators, and interviews - as well as other untapped Native sources, such as tribal newspapers, to present a distinctly different view of history. Elders and tribal historians from each of the twelve Native communities represented in the book participated in the book's development - making suggestions, recommending sources, and offering criticism. Indian Nations of Wisconsin is illustrated with more than seventy photographs.
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 9 mm
2002 Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice
2002 Wisconsin Library Association Outstanding Achievement Award Winner
"You really can't fully understand Wisconsin history without the information in this book." ("Wisconsin State Journal")