Winnebago Indians

Winnebago Indians (HM1OB)

Location: Black River Falls, WI 54615 Jackson County
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N 44° 13.574', W 90° 42.467'

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Winnebago Indians call themselves "Hochunkgra." A Siouan people, they once occupied the southern half of Wisconsin and the northern counties of Illinois. The Black Hawk War of 1832 and a series of treaties forced the Winnebago out of their homeland, and they were removed to reservations in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and finally to a portion of the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska.

With each removal, small bands of Winnebago returned to Wisconsin, with the largest settle?ment in Jackson County. About seven miles east of Black River Falls is the historic Winnebago Indian Mission, founded by the German Reformed Church in 1878. The Mission includes about half of the Winnebago population of Jackson County, the pow-wow grounds, Indian Cemetery and Mitchell Red Cloud Memorial. Tribal tradi?tions are preserved through the clan system, the Medicine Lodge, and War Bundle Feast.
HM NumberHM1OB
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number203
Year Placed1974
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 4:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 683078 N 4899555
Decimal Degrees44.22623333, -90.70778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 13.574', W 90° 42.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 13' 34.44" N, 90° 42' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)715, 608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7 I-94, Black River Falls WI 54615, US
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