Native Americans

  • On the Rock River in Illinois

    In northwest Illinois, visitors follow in the famous footsteps of Black Hawk, Abraham Lincoln, John Deere and Ronald Reagan.

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  • Pipestone pilgrimage

    For centuries, the quarries have been a sacred spot in this southwest Minnesota town.

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  • Written in stone

    The ancient carvings at Jeffers tell a dramatic but mysterious story.

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  • Carrying the torch

    In Wisconsin's north woods, Lac du Flambeau provides a portal into Ojibwe culture.

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  • Dancing on the Yellow Medicine

    In a history-filled valley, a wacipi celebrates Dakota culture.

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  • Heritage travel: Dakota and Ojibwe

    Despite centuries of disruption, their cultures survive.

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  • Ojibwe or Chippewa, Dakota or Sioux?

    Here's what you need to know about the indigenous people in and around Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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  • Road trip: Southwest Minnesota

    In the middle of the prairie, blood-red rock splits the sod, holding meaning far beyond the picturesque.

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  • Road trip: Black Hawk's trail

    A sorry episode in U.S. history is recounted along the scenic byways of southwest Wisconsin.

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  • Powwow primer

    Yes, you're invited. Here's what to expect and why you should go.

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  • Place of the Long Rapids

    Across Rainy River, the long-dead mean much to modern-day Ojibwe.

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  • Black Hawk on the Apple River

    Near Galena, a fort interprets a Sauk leader who has gripped imaginations since 1832.

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