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From origin stories to contemporary struggles over treaty rights and sovereignty issues, Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal explores Wisconsins rich Native tradition. Each chapter is a compact tribal history of one of the states Indian nationsOjibwe, Potawatomi, Oneida, Menominee, Mohican and Brothertown, and Ho-Chunkand the book relies on the historical perspectives of Native people. Author Patty Loew focuses on oral traditionstories, songs, the recorded words of Indian treaty negotiators, and interviewsas well as other untapped Native sources, such as tribal newspapers, to present a distinctly different view of history.
Elders and tribal historians from each of the twelve Native communities represented in the book participated in the books developmentmaking suggestions, recommending sources, and offering criticism. Indian Nations of Wisconsin is illustrated with more than seventy photographs.