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Near Brothertown in Calumet County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Brothertown Indians of Wisconsin

 
 
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By Keith L, June 9, 2010
1. The Brothertown Indians of Wisconsin Marker
Inscription. The Brothertown (Brotherton) are descendants of the Pequot and Mohegan (Algonquin-speaking) tribes in southern New England. They became a tribe in 1769 when seven Christian and English-speaking communities organized and moved to land in upstate New York. They cleared the land, planted fields and built houses while under intense pressure to again move west. The Brothertown joined their neighbors, the Oneida and the Stockbridge, and planned a move to Wisconsin. The Brothertown purchased land near Kaukauna which the United States government exchanged for the land called Brothertown Township in Calumet County. Five groups of the Brothertown arrived in Wisconsin on ships at the port of Green Bay between 1831 and 1836. Upon arrival, the Brothertown's cleared land and began farming after building a church near Jericho. Today, the Brothertown remain a culturally distinct Indian community of about 2,400 with the largest concentration residing in the Fond du Lac area.
 
Erected 1999 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 425.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 0.072′ N, 88° 18.258′ W. Marker is near Brothertown, Wisconsin
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By Keith L, June 9, 2010
2. The Brothertown Indians of Wisconsin Marker
, in Calumet County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 151 and State Highway 55 on U.S. 151. Touch for map. Marker is at a highway pull-off northeast of a nearby wayside (Wayside #4). Marker is in this post office area: Chilton WI 53014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stockbridge Harbor (approx. 5 miles away); Father Caspar Rehrl / St. John the Baptist Parish (approx. 8.6 miles away); St. Martin’s Church (approx. 10.1 miles away); Edward S. Bragg (approx. 11.8 miles away); Toll Gate on the Military Trail (approx. 14.3 miles away); Kimberly Point Park (approx. 14½ miles away); Civil War Veterans Memorial (approx. 14½ miles away); The Old Council Tree (approx. 14½ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Brothertown Indians official website. (Submitted on September 12, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
View from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 9, 2010
3. View from Marker
Looking southwest towards a nearby wayside; Lake Winnebago can be seen in the distance.
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By Keith L, June 9, 2010
4. View from Marker
Looking west towards Lake Winnebago.
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By Keith L, June 9, 2010
5. View from Marker
Looking northwest towards Lake Winnebago.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,178 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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