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Histories:  Trempealeau Co. Historical Accounts:

"History of Trempealeau County Wisconsin, 1917":

Chapter 5:
 

Tribes

-As transcribed from page 41

From the days of the early fur traders, Trempealeau County seems to have been occupied more or less in common, by two branches of the Siouan family of North American Indians, the Dakota or Sioux proper, and the Winnebago.1  The Fox, Sauk and Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indians of the Algonquian family, also appear to have made frequent raids here, and various other tribes made their rendezvous at Trempealeau Bay in fur-trading days.


Resources for the above information:

1 - Frederick Webb Hodge, Handbook of American Indians, Bulletin 30, Bureau of Ethnology (Washington, 1907), I, 376-382, for the Dakota; I, 958-961, for the Winnebago. Also consult indexes of the published "Collections" of the Wisconsin and Minnesota Historical Societies. 


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