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Spring Harbor Middle School: 8th Grade Wisconsin Tribal Nations Research

Connecting learners to literature, resources and technology to discover and achieve.

Tribal Histories

Wisconsin Public Television has some great videos that talk about the histories of the various Wisconsin Tribal Nations.  Click on the link or image below and you will find the videos. Titles include: St. Croix Ojibwe History, Mole Lake Ojibew History, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe History, Brothertown History, Lac Du Flambeau Ojibwe History, Red Cliff Ojibwe History, Ho-Chunk History, Bad River Ojibwe History, Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican History, Oneida History, Menominee History, Potawatomi History, Ojibwe Music, and Ojibwe History. 

Citing your Sources with Noodle Tools

You need to access NoodleTools through Classlink.  Go to the Library Resource purple folder and select NoodleTools.


NoodleTools has changed it's look for the 2021-2022 school year.  See how to login and create a new project in this video:


Sign into NoodleTools and create a New Project video:


Citing a Book in NoodleTools:


Database Citation in NoodleTools:


Webpage Citation in NoodleTools:


Online Video Citation in NoodleTools:


Getting your Works Cited Page to a Google Doc:

The Ways

The Ways contains stories on culture and language from Native communities around the central Great Lakes.  You will find videos that show you about contemporary Native peoples and stories about people in the 11 Sovereign Nations of Wisconsin.  This resource contains videos as well as readings and teaches you about these communities and what they are like today.

Biographies from Wisconsin Media Lab

The video below is a short video that talks about the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa through Walter Bresette and comments on Treaty Rights and Sovereignty.  

The video below talks about Chief Oshkosh of the Menominee.

Map of Wisconsin

11 Sovereign Nations of Wisconsin

Below are links to the websites for each of the 11 Sovereign Nations' websites.  Some of these websites will be more useful than others.  I encourage you to click on the site of the tribal nation you are researching to see what kind of information you get from their site. 

Research Links


Go to the Library Resources (purple) folder on Classlink and you will find databases to use to help you with your research.

The following databases should be good resources for you:

The short video below shows you how to find the Databases in Classlink.