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ERIC Number: ED224668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 68
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-87020-195-6
ISSN: N/A
Wisconsin Indians.
Lurie, Nancy Oestreich
Wisconsin encompasses an astonishingly representative illustration of the total historical development of federal Indian policy and Indian reactions to it. Wisconsin's Indian population (at least 25,000 people) is the third largest east of the Mississippi River and offers great diversity (3 major linguistic stocks, 6 broad tribal affiliations, and 12 separately identified Indian societies covering the whole range of experiments in Indian policy). During the 1970's the pattern in Wisconsin typified the national picture: Indian students badgered university administrations for Indian counselors and Indian programs; Indian groups protested museum displays of sacred objects and Indian skeletons; and Indians called attention to a wide range of urban problems. Perhaps the greatest achievement amidst agitation and quiet pressure by Indian people was the federal government's gradual realization it could not just forget Indians who lived in cities. Both on reservations and in cities Indians have learned to tap federal and state funding. Indians are becoming well informed about various federal title programs, cost sharing, and other aspects of grantsmanship, and are learning the responsibilities of fiscal accountability. Chapter headings are Wisconsin Indian Lands, Federal Indian Policy, Reservation Administration, The Twentieth Century, The Menominee Struggle, The Ojibwa, The Milwaukee Scene, and The Issue of Treaties. (BRR)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison.
Identifiers: American Indian History; State Tribal Relationship; Wisconsin