Wisconsin History Day By Day

Related Web Sites:
Little Elk, 1829

Indians of Wisconsin

Ho-Chunk Treaties and Treaty Rights

Read More About It

"The Winnebago Tribe" by Paul Radin

"Winnebago Stories" by Oliver La Mere

"Winnebago Oratory: Great Moments in the Recorded Speech of the Hochungra, 1742-1887" by Mark Diedrich



Interesting Fact:

The first contact the Ho-Chunk had with Europeans was in 1634 when they met the French explorer Jean Nicolet.

Study Questions:

  • Where was the land located?
  • What did the Ho-Chunk (Winnebagos) get in return for the land?
  • How many Indian tribes were in Wisconsin in 1829?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on August 1:

    1790: The first U.S. census is completed.
    1876: Colorado is admitted as the 38th state.

  • August 1

    August 1, 1829: The Ho-Chunk (Winnebagos) relinquished territorial claims to a portion of land in Wisconsin.

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