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Ho-Chunk Indian Culture and History

As a complement to our Ho-Chunk language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Ho-Chunk tribe and their society. Please note that Ho-Chunks and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Ho-Chunk history is interesting and important, but the Ho-Chunk Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and the life and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Ho-Chunk Websites

Ho-Chunk Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Ho-Chunk Indian language.
Ho-Chunk Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Ho-Chunk culture.
Ho-Chunk Legends:
    Collection of Ho-Chunk Indian legends and folktales.

Ho-Chunk Tribal and Community Websites

Ho-Chunk Nation:
    Official homepage of the Ho-Chunk tribe in Wisconsin.
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska:
    Official home page of the Winnebago tribe in Nebraska.
Ho-Chunk Casino Gaming:
    Homepage of the six tribal casinos run by the Wisconsin Ho-Chunk tribe.

Maps of Ho-Chunk Lands

Wisconsin Indian Map * Illinois Indian Map:
    Tribal maps showing the original territory of the Ho-Chunk Indians and their neighbors.
Nebraska Indian Reservations:
    Map showing the location of the Winnebago Indian reservation of Nebraska.

Ho-Chunk Lifestyle and Tradition

Ho-Chunk Tribe:
    Article on Ho-Chunk history and culture.
Winnebago Indian Clothing * Indian Apparel * Native American Hair:
    Pictures of traditional Ho-Chunk clothing, jewelry, and hairstyles.
Winnebago History:
    Ove rv iew of Ho-Chunk tribal history.
Nawkaw, Winnebago Chieftain * Brave horse Warrior: Nawkaw:
    Biographies and pictures of the 19th-century Winnebago principal chief Nawkaw.
Winnebago Flag:
    Ho-Chunk flags.
Four Directions: Winnebago:
    Timeline and links about Winnebago history.

Ho-Chunk Literature and Arts

Ho Chunk Authors * Winnebago Authors:
    Ho-Chunk writers, their lives and work.
Harry Whitehorse Art:
    Woodcarving and other artwork for sale by a native Ho-Chunk artist.
Truman Lowe, Winnebago Artist * Spare Parts: Truman Lowe:
    Contemporary sculpture by a Nebraska Winnebago man.
Ken Funmaker:
    Songs performed by a Hoc'ak musician.

Ho-Chunk Religion and Myth

Encyclopedia of Hotcâk Mythology:
    Online compendium of Hochunk myths and traditions.
Winnebago Legends:
    Collection of Ho-Chunk Indian legends and folktales.

Books for sale on the Ho-Chunks
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Folklore of the Winnebago Tribe:
    Book of Winnebago Indian legends for sale.
Ho-Chunk Chiefs:
    An interesting book of biographical sketches of Winnebago leaders of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Mountain Wolf Woman:
    Autobiography of a Winnebago woman.
Four Seasons of Corn:
    Excellent children's book on the Winnebago Indians, following a contemporary Hochunk boy's life in photographs.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Winnebagos and American Indians in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Winnebago * Britannica: Ho-Chunk:
  Encyclopedia articles about the Winnebago tribe.
  Pueblo Winebago * Los winnebago * Historia y lengua Winnebago:
  Information about the Ho-Chunk nation in Spanish.
  Winnebago Tribe:
  Ho-Chunk links.

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