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Nations in Wisconsin


Essential Understanding 1:  Nations

There is great diversity among the 11 federally recognized American Indian Nations in Wisconsin — diversity in their language, cultures, histories, and governments. Each of the 11 nations has a distinct and unique cultural heritage contributing to Wisconsin’s past and present.

View the tribal map of the 11 nations of Wisconsin

11 Federally Recognized American Indian Nations in Wisconsin

Recommended Resources


Tribes of Wisconsin Cover

Tribes of Wisconsin. (Download a copy of the reading from an ftp site).

History or "The Past" Fact or Myth?

from the website You are the Historian

Fact or Myth?

Many people think that "history" and "the past" are the same thing. But they aren"t! The past is what actually happened. The past can never change. You would"ve have to have lived at the time to truly know about the past. History is how we think and write about the past. History is always changing. So events that occurred in 1621 (the past) will never change. But how we think about these events (history) has already changed a lot!

Why Rename Columbus Day? Two Cities are making a change

Minneapolis Indigenous


Our Tribal Neighbors

We are going to answer three questions. You may have seen the poster and have done some work in Google Classroom on these questions. If you need help getting links to the answers, here are some tips.

How Long Have Humans Lived Here? 

On Whose Ancestral Lands Do You Live? (click on treatylands)

Who Are Your Tribal neighbors today? click on the tribal lands).


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