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."
|Courtesy of the Wisconsin State Tribal Relations Initiative|
For more information about the Tribes of Wisconsin visit these additional online resources:
- DPI's American Indian Studies Program
- Exploring Wisconsin's Native-American Heritage
- Native American Tourism of Wisconsin (NATOW)
Abby Swanton and Mary Hutnik, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning