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Menominee History and Culture

As a complement to our Menominee language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Menominee Nation and various aspects of their society. The emphasis of these pages is on American Indians as a living people with a present and future as well as a past. Menominee history is interesting and important, but the Menominee are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary artwork as well as archaeology exhibits, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Menominee Websites

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

Menominee Tribal and Community Links

Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin:
    Homepage of the Menominee Indian tribe, with information about tribal leadership, services, and events.
Great Lakes Intertribal Council:
    Coalition of the Menominee Nation and 11 other Indian tribes of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
College of Menominee Nation:
    Homepage of the Menominee college and the CMN Cultural Institute.
Menominee Tribal Clinic:
    Providing healthcare to the Menominee community.
Menominee Nation Pow-Wow * Menominee Powwow 2013:
    Information and a video about the annual Menominee pow wow.
Menominee Casino Bingo Hotel:
    The Menominee casino in Wisconsin.

Maps of Menominee Lands

Wisconsin Indian Map * Michigan Indian Maps:
    Tribal maps showing the original territory of the Menominee Indians and their neighbors.
Virtual Museum of New France: Southern Algonquians:
    Historical maps and articles about the Menomonie, Shawnee, Potawatomi, and other tribes.

Menominee Lifestyle and Tradition

Wisconsin Menominee Culture:
    Menominee culture and history.
Menominee Tribal Enterprises:
    Case study of Menominee resource use, with tribal background material.
GLITC: Menominee Tribe:
    Information about the Menominee Indian tribe from the Great Lakes Intertribal Council.
American Indian Lacrosse:
    Menominee and other Indian lacrosse.
Great Lake Clothing Style * Menomini Costume * Head Dress * American Indian Apparel * Indian Hair:
    Traditional Chippewa, Iroquois, and Menominee clothing.
Menominee Flag:
    Flag of the Menominee Nation.
Menominee Pilaf * La Follette Thunder Milk:
    Traditional Menominee food recipes.
Menominee License Plates * Menominee Nation License Plate:
    Menominee license plate.
Menominee Reservation:
    Profile of the Menominee nation and the Menominee Tribal School.
American Indian Ancestry:
    Direction for those seeking Menominee and other Native American ancestors.
    Documentary about the Menominee Indians.
Ada E. Deer * Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Ada Deer * Speaking Out:
    Menominee activist, politician, and writer Ada Deer.
The Murder of Ingrid Washinawatok * Tribute to Ingrid Washinawatok El-Issa:
    Life and murder of Menominee Indian activist Ingrid Washinawatok.
Menominee Indian legends:
    Traditional Menominee legends and folklore.
American Indian Religions:
    Advice for people researching traditional Menominee religion and other American Indian spirituality.

Menominee Literature and Arts

Myron Pyawasit:
    Music by Menominee artist Myron Pyawasit.
Native American Authors: Menominee Tribe * Menominee Authors:
    Menominee authors, their lives and work.
American Indian Crafts:
    Information, photographs and links about Menominee and other native art.

Menominee Politics, Issues, and News

The Crazy Horse Law * Crazy Horse Defense * Crazy Horse:
    Indian opposition to Chief Oshkosh beer and Crazy Horse malt liquor.
Menominee Tribe Accuses Man of Cyber-Squatting:
    Menominee lawsuit against a cyber-squatter.
Menominee Nation News:
    Menominee tribal newspaper.

Menominee History

History of the Menominee Nation:
    Essays on Menominee tribal history, including the Fox Wars, relations with the US, and Menominee leaders.
Menominee History:
    Article with a timeline on the Menominee tribe's history.
Chief Oshgosh * Chief Oshkosh:
    Menominee Chief Oshkosh.
Wisconsin Indians: Menominee:
    History of the Menominee Indians in Wisconsin.
Termination/Restoration of the Menominee Tribe * Menominee Termination and Restoration:
    US termination and restoration of the Menominee nation.
Menominee Indians:
    Article on Menominee history and culture.
Menominee Treaties and Treaty Rights:
    Menominee Indian treaties.
Four Directions: Menominee:
    Timeline and links about Menominee history.

Books for sale on the Menominee
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Dreamers With Power: Menominee:
    Adaptive strategies among the Menominee Indians.
Menominee Indians of Wisconsin:
    Post-contact history and ethnography of the Menominees.
Siege and Survival:
    History of the Menominee Native Americans, 1634-1856.
Sustaining the Forest, the People, and the Spirit:
    Sustainable environmental development within the Menominee Tribe.
American Indians in the Marketplace:
    Economic history of the Menominees and Metlakatlans.
Menominee Drums: Tribal Termination and Restoration * Outdoor Life in the Menominee Forest:
    The Menominee Indians * Menominee Music * Dream Dance:
    Ethnographies/histories of the Menominee Indians.
Speaking Out:
    Inspirational book by Menominee activist Ada Deer.
Northwoods Cradle Song:
    Cute picture book of a Menominee lullaby song for small children.
Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Menominees and Native Americans in general.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Menominee * College of the Menominee Nation * Menominee:
   Encyclopedia entries about the Menominee Indians.
   Pueblo Menominee * Los Menominee:
   Information about the Menominee Indians in Spanish.

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