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From the original inhabitants of Dejope along the shores of Lake Mendota to the traditional agricultural practices of the Oneida Nation to a portrait of the Chippewa Flowage, these stories explore Native history, culture and traditions in videos produced through partnerships between Native Nations and UW-Madison.


click to view UW Madison Cultural Landscape: First Nations

UW Madison Cultural Landscape: First Nations

Run time: 27:09
click to view Traditional Agricultural Practices of the Oneida Nation

Traditional Agricultural Practices of the Oneida Nation

Run time: 27:27
click to view The Center of the Earth: The Chippewa Flowage After 75 Years

The Center of the Earth: The Chippewa Flowage After 75 Years

Run time: 14:08
click to view Bad River Ojibwe History

Bad River Ojibwe History

By the Kagagon and Bad Rivers, Mary Bigboy, Thomas O'Connor Sr. and Robert Powless Sr. share stories of the Bad River Ojibwe, from their early migration to the Lake Superior shores to a once-thriving lumbering community to the present day honoring of traditions through the drum, ceremonies, and harvesting the wild rice.
Run time: 26:46
click to view Ho-Chunk History

Ho-Chunk History

By the banks of the Lemonweir River in what for ages had been Ho-Chunk territory, Andy Thundercloud shares the oral tradition of his people.
Run time: 26:45
click to view Menominee History

Menominee History

Tribal elder David Grignon shares the oral tradition of the Menominee people.
Run time: 26:46
click to view Ojibwe history

Ojibwe History

Eddie Benton-Benai shares the legacy of Ojibwe prophecies, including one that led Ojibwe from the East Coast to Wisconsin.
Run time: 28:32
click to view Ojibwe music

Ojibwe Music

Eddie Benton-Benai describes the roles that instruments such as the shaker, flute and drum play in Ojibwe life, and tribal members perform traditional music.
Run time: 29:12
click to view oneida history

Oneida History

Tribal elder Randy Cornelius shares the oral tradition of the Oneida people.
Run time: 26:45
click to view Potawatomi History

Potawatomi History

Jim Thunder and Mike Alloway, Sr. share the oral tradition of the Potawatomi.
Run time: 26:46
click to view Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican History

Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican History

By the rapids of the Red River, Kimberly Vele tells of Mohican life in the Hudson Valley of New York before their move to Stockbridge, Massachusetts, followed by their forced removal to Indiana where they joined with the Munsee tribe before their final relocation to Wisconsin.
Run time: 26:46
click to view Way of the Warrior

Way of the Warrior

"Way of the Warrior" uses personal stories of heroes and soldiers to examine the warrior ethic in Indian Country and to try to answer the question why military service is so highly valued in Native communities.
Run time: 56:14