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Native Americans had long lived in Wisconsin for about ten thousand years before the arrival of Europeans. By the time Fr. Claude came to the region, the Ojibwe (also Ojibwa or Ojibway) or Chippewa (also Chippeway) had claimed the land which was abundant with wild rice growing on its lakes.
Reservations/Tribes located in Diocese
- Bad River Reservation:
- Tribe: Chippewa;
- located in Ashland and Iron Counties, in the extreme northern part of the state.
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- Contact: Sr. Phyllis Wilhelm, OSF and
- Fr. Paul Paré
- The Bad River Tribe is saving Wisconsin's Penokee Hills from being destroyed by a proposed open-pit iron mine. But they need your help to make their voices heard.
American Indians - Archival Resources
Mark Thiel, Native American Archivist, Marquette University