People of the Big Voice
People of the Big Voice contains photographs and essays on Ho-Chunk culture and serves as a visual history of Ho-Chunk people at the turn of the 20th century. The chapter Visualizing Native Survivance on by Amy Lonetree on pages 13-22 are recommended to give context to the Treaty of 1832 and the history between the Ho-Chunk and United States.
The Ho-Chunk Struggle Against Removal, 1828-1875
Stephen Kantrowitz, Professor in the Department of History at UW-Madison, explores the 19th century Ho-Chunk victory over forcible exile from their Wisconsin homeland. Recorded in 2022. Watch on PBS Wisconsin.
Decolonizing Museums is another book by Prof. Amy Lonetree. She explores how the history of First Nations have been told within museums. She discusses how museums can properly tell the history of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians by challenging stereotypical portrayals of them as well as illuminating the trauma and hard truths of colonization.
First Nations of Wisconsin Book Recommendations
This website has many different books about the First Nations of Wisconsin. These books can all be found at the MERIT library.
Wisconsin First nations
Wisconsin First Nations is a website full of resources for teaching about the 12 First Nations of Wisconsin. It features photos, videos, articles, lesson plans, books, and other resources to help people learn and teach American Indian history, culture, and tribal sovereignty.
The Ways website contains articles, stories, and videos from American Indian individuals, communities, and nations from the Great Lakes. This website also has an interactive map of American Indian ancestral lands of the Great Lakes prior to US statehood as well as contemporary tribal lands. It is a great resource for teaching American Indian history, culture, and tribal sovereignty.
Indians of the Midwest
Indians of the Midwest is a project of the Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies and highlights recent scholarship of American Indian nations of the Midwest. The website has photos, videos, and articles on American Indian history and culture. It covers topics including sovereignty, treaties, treaty rights, cultural and legal identity, and American Indian imagery. The website focuses on American Indian nations of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.
An Indigenous Critique of Whiteness in Children's Literature
In this lecture, Dr. Debbie Reese talks about American Indian representation in children's books She also discusses how educators can develop their capacity to evaluate books that include accurate and authentic representations of American Indians for teaching and learning.