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The Menominee Tribe is primarily associated with the state of Wisconsin.
Ancestral homeland: near Lake Michigan, Wisconsin and Michigan.
- 1 Tribal Headquarters
- 2 History
- 3 Records
- 4 Agency Records
- 5 Census
- 6 Military
- 7 Newspaper
- 8 Treaties
- 9 Vital Records
- 10 Important Websites
- 11 References
Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]
Menominee Indian Tribe
P.O. Box 910
Keshena, WI 54135-0910
- The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Official Website
History[edit | edit source]
Brief Timeline[edit | edit source]
1634: Jean Nicolet, French made contact with the Menominee
1775: Some fought against the American in the Revolutionary War
1812: War of 1812, Some fought against the Americans
1854: Gave up lands except for a reservation on Wolf River in north-central Wisconsin
1954 -1973: Federal status Terminated
1961: Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin was terminated, Tribal membership 3,270 Tribal land (Acres) 233,881
1972: Menominee Restoration Act restored tribe
Additional References to the History of the Tribe[edit | edit source]
Frederick Webb Hodge, in his Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a more complete history of the Menominee tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods.
Skye, Ferjal Deer. A Short Narrative History of the Menominee Indians of Wisconsin. FHL 970.3 M527sf also digital see Family History Library Catalog
Ourada, Patricia K. The Menominee Indians: a History. FHL book 970.3 M527o
Superintendencies[edit | edit source]
Reservations[edit | edit source]
Menominee Reservation - Wisconsin
Records[edit | edit source]
The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:
- Allotment records
- Annuity rolls
- Census records
- Health records
- School census and records
- Vital records
Agency Records[edit | edit source]
Annuity Records[edit | edit source]
1849 Annuity roll, mixed Menominee Indians of Wisconsin FHL book 970.3 M527c also on film: 928522 item 5
Payment of annuities to the Menominee Tribe, 1872 Green Bay Agency FHL Film 1036963 Item 3
Correspondence and Census[edit | edit source]
|Tribe||Agency||Location of Original records||
M234 RG 75 Rolls 962
M595 RG 75 Rolls 693
|Menominee||Green Bay and Keshena, 1865-1959||Chicago||Rolls 325-36||-||Rolls 172-74, 200-09||FHL Films: 576861-576863, and FHL Film: 576889-898|
|Menominee||Menominee Agency, 1865-1959||Chicago||-||-||-||-|
Final roll of Menominee Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin FHL Film 1036963 item 2
Census[edit | edit source]
1849 List of mixed Blood of the Menominee Nation: Green Bay Advocate. FHL book 970.3 M527b
1905 Census The Menominee Tribe of Indians at Green Bay Agency 31 Jun 1905. Census taken by the Indian Agent Shepard H. Freeman.
1910, 1900 Index to Federal Census; Native American records; Menominee Reservation and Stockbridge Reservation. FHL films 1991641 item 2 , 1991642 and 1991816.
1915-1933 Census for Menominee Indians at the Keshena Indian Agency FHL films 576890-576898
Military[edit | edit source]
Winnebago War (1827):
- Wisconsin soldiers who served in the Winnebago War (Wisconsin Historical Society) - Transcription of Wisconsin Muster Rolls from the Winnebago War. Lists Prairie du Chien and Green Bay militia units along with Menominee, Stockbridge and Oneida Indians that served.
Black Hawk War (1832):
- Wisconsin soldiers who served in the Black Hawk War (Wisconsin Historical Society) - Transcription of Wisconsin Muster Rolls from the Black Hawk War. Lists soldiers in the 18 companies of "Iowa" militia, plus the Menominee and Pottawatomie warriors and one militia company raised at Green Bay.
Newspaper[edit | edit source]
- Menominee Nation News
Treaties[edit | edit source]
- 1817 March 30, at St. Louis, with the Chippewa
- 1825 August 19, at Prairie du Chien, with the Sioux, Etc.,
- 1827 August 11, at Butte des Morts
- 1831 February 8, at Washington
- 1831 February 17, at Washington
- 1832 October 27,
- 1836 September 3, at Cedar Point
- 1848 October 18, at Lake Powawhaykonnay
- 1854 May 12, at Falls of Wolf River
- 1856 February 11, at Keshena
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
- Keshena Agency, M595, Births and Deaths 1924-1932, FHL : 576894
Important Websites[edit | edit source]
- Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Constitution Bylaws
- The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Official Website
- Menominee Tribe Wikipedia
References[edit | edit source]
- Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, Federal Register, Vol. 67, No. 134, 12 July 2002 Available online
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives; Record Group 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
- Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1906 Available online.
- Klein, Barry T., ed. Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian. Nyack, New York: Todd Publications, 2009. 10th ed. WorldCat 317923332; FHL book 970.1 R259e.
- Malinowski, Sharon and Sheets, Anna, eds. The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. Detroit: Gale Publishing, 1998. 4 volumes. Includes: Lists of Federally Recognized Tribes for U.S., Alaska, and Canada – pp. 513-529 Alphabetical Listing of Tribes, with reference to volume and page in this series Map of “Historic Locations of U.S. Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Canadian Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Mexican, Hawaiian and Caribbean Native Groups” Maps of “State and Federally Recognized U.S. Indian Reservations. WorldCat 37475188; FHL book 970.1 G131g.
- Vol. 1 -- Northeast, Southeast, Caribbean
- Vol. 2 -- Great Basin, Southwest, Middle America
- Vol. 3 -- Arctic, Subarctic, Great Plains, Plateau
- Vol. 4 -- California, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Islands
- Sturtevant, William C. Handbook of North American Indians. 20 vols., some not yet published. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978– .
- Volume 1 -- Not yet published
- Volume 2 -- Indians in Contemporary Society (pub. 2008) -- WorldCat 234303751
- Volume 3 -- Environment, Origins, and Population (pub. 2006) -- WorldCat 255572371
- Volume 4 -- History of Indian-White Relations (pub. 1988) -- WorldCat 19331914; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.4.
- Volume 5 -- Arctic (pub. 1984) -- WorldCat 299653808; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.5.
- Volume 6 -- Subarctic (pub. 1981) -- WorldCat 247493742; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.6.
- Volume 7 -- Northwest Coast (pub. 1990) -- WorldCat 247493311
- Volume 8 -- California (pub. 1978) -- WorldCat 13240086; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.8.
- Volume 9 -- Southwest (pub. 1979) -- WorldCat 26140053; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.9.
- Volume 10 -- Southwest (pub. 1983) -- WorldCat 301504096; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.10.
- Volume 11 -- Great Basin (pub. 1986) -- WorldCat 256516416; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.11.
- Volume 12 -- Plateau (pub. 1998) -- WorldCat 39401371; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.12.
- Volume 13 -- Plains, 2 vols. (pub. 2001) -- WorldCat 48209643
- Volume 14 -- Southeast (pub. 2004) -- WorldCat 254277176
- Volume 15 -- Northwest (pub. 1978) -- WorldCat 356517503; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.15.
- Volume 16 -- Not yet published
- Volume 17 -- Languages (pub. 1996) -- WorldCat 43957746
- Volume 18 -- Not yet published
- Volume 19 -- Not yet published
- Volume 20 -- Not yet published