Native People of Wisconsin / Edition 1

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Native People of Wisconsin, the fifth text in the New Badger History series for upper elementary and middle school students, focuses on the Indian Nations in the state: the Menominee, Ho-Chunk, Ojibwe, Oneida, Mohican Nation, Stockbridge-Munsee Band, and the Brothertown Indians. Patty Loew has followed the same structure she used in Indian Nations of Wisconsin, her book for general audiences, in which she provided chapters on Early History and European Arrivals, then devoted the remaining chapters to each of the Indian Nations in Wisconsin today.

Introduces the twelve Indian nations that live in Wisconsin, presenting tribal stories that incorporate various ways Native people remember the past, and emphasizing the value of oral tradition.

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Editorial Reviews

As a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, Patty Loew has written the story of 12 Native Wisconsin people because she has not been satisfied with other histories written to chronicle her people. She has designed this book for young readers (with extra definitions and pronunciation guides), but older adolescents and adults can learn from it as well. After sections on the early history of Wisconsin native peoples and on the arrival and effects, both positive and negative, of the arrival of the Europeans, Loew sketches the history of the Ho-Chunk, the Menominee, the Potawatomi, the Mohican, the Oneida, the Brothertown and six bands of Ojibwe. In each section, she recounts the tribal traditions, traces the tribal history and describes tribal life today. Unfortunately, the stories repeat themselves as contact with the French, the British and finally the Americans brought disease, tribal dysfunction, lost lands and ultimately removal to all of these groups. Loew is careful to explain the American government policies of removal, allotment, reorganization, tribal recognition and, now, casino ownership, and how these stages have affected the standards of living within the groups. Her tone is basically hopeful; her attitude is one of pride. Extensive vocabulary guides, maps, illustrations and a glossary all aid both the younger and the mature reader to appreciate this well-organized material. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2003, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 136p. illus. maps., Ages 12 to adult.
—Pat Moore
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870203480
  • Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Publication date: 9/15/2003
  • Series: New Badger History Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Patty Loew is an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe and a recipient of the Outstanding Service Award of the Great Lakes Intertribal Council. She is assistant professor of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Native People of Wisconsin is based on the research and structure of her recent book, Indian Nations of Wisconsin, also published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

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