(Nātamowekow—He Helps Someone, People)
James Frechette is the Artist who contributed his original art work for this Web site and
story interpretations. He recites the English language version of the Origin Story.
Jim must be thanked most of all for permitting us to tell the story using his art and knowledge.
(Cīhkwānahkwat—Meteor Cloud Makes It Clear)
Mike Hoffman, member of the Menominee Clans Committee and a Menominee descendant and speaker of the language,
is the consultant and advisor to the Menominee Clans Story. He
recites the Menominee Clans Origin
Story in the Menominee language.
Member of the Menominee Clans Committee. Chairman of the Menominee Language and Culture Committee. United States Navy Veteran-Menominee Nation.
Member of the Menominee Clans Committee. Menominee traditional arts teacher. Former Menominee Tribal Legislator.
Karen Ann Hoffman
Member of the Menominee Clans Committee. Oneida Nation of Wisconsin tribal member. Iroquois Raised Beadworker.
Robert A. Messner 1928-2014
Oneida Elder contributor of traditional native flute music to the Menominee Clans Story
Robert earned his teaching degree from Milwaukee State Teachers College. After completing his degree, he enlisted in the 5th Army Band. Upon leaving the service Robert continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned a Master’s Degree with emphasis in music and education. Robert’s 34 year teaching career was spent with the Oshkosh Public School System. During that time he taught orchestra and band and ended his education career as a high school guidance counselor. Robert was also presented with an Award of Appreciation from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for his contribution of traditional Native American flute music to the Menominee Clans Story website. Over the course of his life Robert performed with many different bands and orchestras.
(Wākecānāpaew—Crooked Beak Man)
Richard is the son of the late James F. Frechette Jr. and a member of the Menominee Clans Committee.
David R. Wrone
David R. Wrone, UWSP Emeritus Professor of History and member of the Menominee Clans Committee, authored portions of the
text, and collaborated on the descriptions of each clan. Dr. Wrone is a noted American History
scholar, and led in the formation of Menominee Indian Language classes, the first on any university campus.
He has done extensive research on Native American Treaty rights, and on the Menominee and Stockbridge nations.
Photo by UWSP News Services)
David Timm, the Library's Senior Information Processing Consultant, who conceived the
idea for the Web exhibit of the collection, and assisted with the preparation of the static and moving images.
Photo by UWSP News Services)
Arne Arneson, the former Director of UWSP's Teaching-Learning Resources, who designed the original
Web site and interface, and incorporated Mr. Frechette's graphics. (Photo by UWSP News Services)
Ed Marks, the former Curator of UWSP's Museum of Natural History,
designed and constructed the Menominee Clans exhibit and
Menominee Portrait exhibition, and contributed to this web site.
Ed curated the collection, which consists of the Genesis
Figures, the Little Menominee, and the Morning Song figure. (Photo by UWSP News Services)
Denise Deering and Student Designers
Denise and student designers Lisa Clemens, Lacey Dunbar, and Justin Poggeman of Web & Media Services
redesigned the original web site to make it compliant with current web and accessibility standards. The
three student designers were instrumental in developing the clan figure animations. More recently, student Drew Frisk worked with College of Letters and Science Senior Tech Coordinator and Consultant Al Bond
to create a kiosk-friendly version of the web site. Student Bryan Novak worked with Web & Media Specialist Michael
Martin on the Menominee Place Names audio files.
Ray P. Reser
Director UWSP Museum of Natural History, member of the Menominee Clans Committee.
Dr. Reser is the former Director of the Central Wisconsin Archaeology Center and a Geo- Archaeologist and
Paleo-Anthropologist by training. Dr. Reser’s research interest areas include prehistoric North American First
Nations and North Australian Rock-Art and Paleo-Indian subsistence and lithic use in the Upper Great Lakes region.
The site contains over 140 Web pages, and over 500 media files (not including the individual graphics that make up each animation).
Each Flash animation consists of 34 photos. The pictures were taken using an Olympus 35mm digital camera, creating an image about
2169 x 3254. The images were edited using Adobe Photoshop. The 3-D displays were created using Macromedia Flash.