Madeline Island Museum announces Treaty Days celebrating Ojibwe culture

Madeline Island Museum announces Treaty Days on Saturday, September 29, 2012 – Sunday, September 30, 2012 10 am–4 pm.

Celebrate Ojibwe culture with special programs, demonstrations and exhibits. The event is a commemoration of the Treaty of 1854, signed at La Pointe. This important treaty established the first Ojibwe reservations in Wisconsin and stipulated the rights of the Ojibwe to hunt, gather and fish in the ceded territories in perpetuity. The event will feature Ojibwe music and art demonstrations, an exhibit on Ojibwe treaty rights (from the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission), and screenings of “Mikwendaagoziwag” (“They Are Remembered”), a film about the Sandy Lake Tragedy and 1854 treaty. Sunday will be the museum’s annual open house, with free admission.

The museum, composed of three historic island structures and the modern Capser Center, contains exhibits detailing Wisconsin history from 17th-century exploration and the era of the fur trade to the arrival of summer tourists, known as cottagers, in the early 20th century.

Madeline Island Museum
226 Col. Woods Ave
PO Box 9
La Pointe, WI
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 715-747-2415
Fax: 715-747-6985
www.madelineislandmuseum.wisconsinhistory.org

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