Milwaukee is an Algonquin word meaning “the Good Land,” and Wisconsin’s 11 American Indian tribes have long-lived and gathered here, contributing to its name and identity. This presentation details some of the people, places and events that have contributed to the history of American Indians In Milwaukee.
From the Red Power Movement of the 1970s that sparked a resurgence of local American Indian culture and pride, American Indians continue to contribute to the growth and success of Milwaukee. From nationally-recognized innovations in American Indian education, health, entertainment, and cultural representation to the Indian Community School, Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Clinic, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and Indian Summer Festival, American Indians are still here and thriving.
— About Antonio Doxtator
Antonio J. Doxtator is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, and was born and raised in the City of Milwaukee. He has worked in the American Indian community since 1996 and has lived and worked on the Oneida Reservations in Wisconsin and New York, in social services, education and youth support. He is currently publishing his second book on the Doxtator-Oneida history going back to 1700, and a student in UWM’s M.S. program in Cultural Foundations of Community Education and Engagement.
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