First Nations

Before the infiltration of white settlers, there were First Nations. In Milwaukee, the Menominee and Ho-Chunk were the first. Centuries later, they were joined by The Fox, Sauk, Ojibwa, Odawa, Huron, Mascouten, Kickapoo and Potawatomi Tribes. All were fleeing from their homelands due to eastern tribal warfare. By the 1600s, the blend of these Nations would become the key players in the territory’s tribal alliance. Hard history sheds light on our difficult past. It teaches truth rather than whitewashing it.