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Menominee tribe to mark 150th year at celebration on Friday (2004)

Menominee tribe to mark 150th year at celebration on Friday (2004)

Posted: 9 Feb 2010 1:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Shawano Leader
Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Menominee tribe to mark 150th year at celebration on Friday

By Nathan Falk, Leader Reporter
A special anniversary is underway for Friday in Keshena.

It was in May, 1854 when the Wolf River Treaty was signed, creating the Menominee Reservation.

"In 1854, the treaty was signed at Keshena Falls. It's the 150 year anniversary of our reservation," said David Grignon of the Menominee Historic Preservation Department.

A celebration for the day is set at noon at Menominee Indian High School, featuring a feast and cook-out, music, a softball game with tribal police, tug of war, and also another more traditional sport.

"We'll be having a traditional Lacrosse game on that day, playing the traditional way with sticks made from wood from the forest, and a Lacrosse ball made from animal skins and that sort," Grignon said. "We want it to be traditional, that's the way it was played in 1854. We thought it was appropriate to have it this way, it's the way our ancestors played."

Re: Menominee tribe to mark 150th year at celebration on Friday (2004)

Posted: 31 Jan 2011 6:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
we are trying to find out about are Grandma Ella Garrow from wis. always told she is menominee or chippewa had 18 kids there are 4 left three say menominee she always had lond briads and are daddy got mad if we played cowboys and indians when she was a around but never said why if you have anything E-mail me @ 4829@comcast.net
Debbie V./Alsteen/Garrow
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