Menominee Maps

Representation of the map depicting the land cessions by treaty to the U.S.

The three maps listed here are locally available for sale as a set or individually through the UWSP Museum of Natural History Store.

The maps are the work of multiple individuals. David Wrone, emeritus professor of history, provided interpretations of influences various government treaties had on the lands. James Frechette Jr., the artist who carved the clan figures, designed traditional Menominee symbols used on the borders of the maps. Mike Hoffman, Menominee and Ottawa descendant, provided extensive research into the traditional extent of Menominee territory, and associated Menominee terminology depicted in the Interactive Menominee Place Names Map. Ray Reser, Director of the UWSP Museum of Natural History oversaw the production and cultural propriety of this unique mapping effort. Browsing the interactive map will reveal connections between current regional place names and their ancient Menominee origins.

The above map shows the boundaries of ceded lands to the U.S. government that took place between 1817 and 1856. For example, a sliver of land along the Wisconsin River from the Wausau area to the Wisconsin Rapids area, took place in 1836. UW-Stevens Point's campus was part of the cession.

Click on each image to enlarge or to access Interactive Menominee Place Names Map page

The map below left shows the contemporary Menominee reservation with various geographic features plus roads, cemeteries, railroad and its three settlements of Neopit, Keshena and Zoar. Click on the image for a larger representation.

Representation of the Menominee Reservation today.

The interactive map to the right depicts traditional Menominee territory and ancestral place names in the Menominee Language. Access the page by clicking the image or link provided: map link. Follow directions on page to navigate and open additional links.

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Representation of the Menominee Nation in Menominee.