Thursday, October 29, 2015

Wisconsin Digital Archives Collection Connection : November is National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month. With this in mind we wanted to highlight a document in the Wisconsin Digital Archives that we thought might help you become more knowledgeable about the 11 federally recognized Tribes that live throughout the State of Wisconsin. 

Tribes of Wisconsin is a document that was designed to be used as an educational tool to help describe the unique legal relationship between the State and Indian Tribes in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Tribal Relations Initiative describes the two main sections of the document, "The first section provides a general overview of the Tribes. It discusses the State Tribal Relations Office, the Governor's Executive Order #39, statistics, protocols, economic impact, gaming, revenue, and legal issues. The second section provides detailed information on each of the 11 Tribes in Wisconsin provided directly by each tribal government."
Thumbnail image of the Tribes of Wisconsin document
Courtesy of the Wisconsin State Tribal Relations Initiative
For more information about the Tribes of Wisconsin visit these additional online resources:

Written by:
Abby Swanton and Mary Hutnik, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning