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Menominee County Markers
Wisconsin (Menominee County), Keshena — Keshena Falls & The Menominee From the Pineries to the Present Heritage Tourism Area
Of nine million acres of land in Wisconsin originally controlled by the Menominee, they chose the surrounding Keshena Falls as their present reservation. Because sturgeon were so important to the Menominee, so too was the falls. It was here that sturgeon stopped on their upstream spawning runs each spring, until construction of two downstream dams blocked their annual return. ,br> It is said there is an underwater drum at the foot of the falls. In spring, high water beats the drum, calling . . . — Map (db m59802) HM
Wisconsin (Menominee County), Keshena — 69 — Menominee Reservation
When Nicolet in 1634 stepped ashore not far from the present site of Green Bay, the Menominees were living in peace with their neighbors on both sides of the Menominee River, on the present sites of Menominee, Michigan, and Marinette, Wisconsin. Language and legend stamp them as Algonquians. Their name was bestowed upon them by the Chippewa and means "The People of the Wild Rice." As white settlers encroached on their lands and treaties were made with the U.S. Government, the Menominees moved . . . — Map (db m13622) HM
Wisconsin (Menominee County), Keshena — 127 — Spirit Rock
One night long ago a Menominee Indian dreamed that Manabush, grandson of Ko-Ko-Mas-Say-Sa-Now (the Earth) and part founder of the Mitawin or Medicine Society, invited him to visit the god. With seven of his friends the Indian called on Manabush who granted their request to make them successful hunters. One of the band, however, angered the god by asking for eternal life. Manabush, seizing the warrior by the shoulders, thrust him into the ground and said, "You shall be a stone, thus you will be . . . — Map (db m13602) HM
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