MADISON (WKOW) – A northern Wisconsin museum will be celebrating an 1854 treaty that established the Chippewa's first reservations in the state and allowed the tribes' to hunt and fish across the northern third of the state.
The celebration will be on Saturday and Sunday at the Madeline Island Museum in La Pointe, where the treaty was signed.
The event will include Chippewa music and art demonstrations and an exhibit on Chippewa treaty nights. Coordinators will also show screenings of a film about the treaty and a government order forcing 3,000 Chippewa to travel to Sandy Lake, MN, to collect a non-existent 1850 annuity payment. Four hundred people died while traveling to Minnesota.
Tickets cost $7.00 for adults, $3.50 for children and $6.00 for senior citizens.
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