ancestor gifts? change history? read this one

Archaeologists Dig Up An 800-Year-Old Native American Pot. What They Found Inside Is Changing History SOURCE In 2008, on a dig in the First Nation’s Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin, archaeologists made a small but stunning discovery: a tiny clay pot. Though it might not have seemed very impressive at first glimpse, this little piece of pottery was […]

Write A Good Story: How Leonard Peltier and Rebel Journalism changed me!

  The Making of an Activist-Journalist – Paul Buhle remembers the rebel reporting of John Ross.  “Who is a rebel journalist?” That is the big question asked by John Ross. We are living in a world today in which the struggle between knowledge and ignorance, civilization and desecration, creation and destruction, is raging. – Albert […]

Inmates at Orphanage: Wisconsin 1900

(Note: isn’t it interesting we small children are called inmates? If you are doing genealogy, these names might be helpful…Laramie) INMATES OF THE ORPHANAGE FROM THE 1900 CENSUS Unknown means the date or nationality was unknown. ? means that part of the census was illegible. The 1900 Census included: 1 Last Name, First Name 2 […]

Part Five: Interview with Anishinabe Scholar Elder Carol Hand

By Lara/Trace Hi everyone. Happy Holidays and Welcome to Wintertime. Today is the last chapter of my extended interview with Carol Hand. The following interview (5 Parts) is with Anishinabe/Ojibwe Elder Carol A. Hand (Voices from the Margins blog) (Professor in Social Work and Sociology, Author, Guest Lecturer). Carol and I have roots in Wisconsin. […]

VIDEO: Birchbark Canoe

WISCONSIN LIFE Birchbark Canoe Aired: 01/10/2014 03:20 Rating: TV-G As a young boy, Wayne Valliere’s grandmother said to him, “Your grandfathers are written throughout history. I challenge you and your brothers to think, what will your grandchildren say about you someday?” That inspired Valliere to pass on his Native American culture to young people in […]

1920s Lac du Flambeau

How the Government Monitored Life on a 1920s Reservation These 1922 documents assess the living situations of Chippewa families living on the Lac du Flambeau reservation in Wisconsin. Compiled by the Lac du Flambeau superintendent, J.W. Balmer, the sheets were submitted to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in Washington as part of a larger report. […]

Human trafficking prevails in Wisconsin

By Samuel Schmitt The Badger Herald Mar 13, 2012 Human trafficking, a modern-day form of slavery and a growing criminal activity both internationally and also here within Wisconsin, goes largely unnoticed by most citizens. // // The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime defines human trafficking as the act of recruiting, transporting, harboring or […]


ARTHUR THRALL (1926 –) Arthur Thrall is an artist and teacher of tremendous accomplishment. 34 years of teaching at Milwaukee-Downer College and Lawrence University in Appleton is combined with major exhibitions throughout the US and internationally and work placed in hundreds of public and private collections. Initially a realist in style and subject matter, Arthur’s […]

wisconsin has quite an impressive list!

Art and literature Alter Esselin E. Gary Gygax Ron Kovic Georgia O’Keeffe Laura Ingalls Wilder Oprah Winfrey Frank Lloyd Wright Kevin J. Anderson (1962–), writer (Racine) Rasmus B. Anderson (1846–1936), author, professor, and historian (Albion) Walter Annenberg (1908–2002), creator of TV Guide and Seventeen (Milwaukee) Antler (born 1946), poet (Wauwatosa) Ruth Ball (1879–1960), sculptor (Madison) […]