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Showing entries tagged: 'Native American History Month'


Book suggestions -- American Indian tribes in Wisconsin

By Heather S on Nov 23, 2014 4:45 PM

As Native American Heritage Month 2015 approaches its end, we invite you to continue learn more about American Indians in Wisconsin throughout the year. The following library materials are excellent resources to help with that:  

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Join us for Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life at Central 11/24

By Heather S on Nov 14, 2014 9:43 AM

Join a discussion of David Treuer's Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life, a complex and subtle examination of Native American reservation life, past and present, led by staff from the Milwaukee Public Library. A member of the Ojibwe of northern Minnesota, Treuer grew up on Leech Lake Reservation. In his book he explores crime and poverty, casinos and wealth and the preservation of…

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Read The Bingo Queens of Oneida

By Heather on Nov 7, 2014 2:20 PM

Before Indian casinos sprouted up around the country, a few enterprising tribes got their start in gambling by opening bingo parlors. A group of women on the Oneida Indian Reservation just outside Green Bay, Wisconsin, introduced bingo in 1976 simply to pay a few bills. Bingo not only paid the light bill at the struggling civic center but was soon financing vital health and housing…

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