How the Ho-Chunk Resisted Removal

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Heard On University Of The Air

During the long course of Native Americans displacement from their ancestral lands, Wisconsin’s Ho-Chunk took various steps to resist it—some of the successful. Historian Stephen Kantrowitz tells how many Ho-Chunk found ways to return to Wisconsin and remain via ways legal and illegal. We’ll hear how some Ho-Chunk who were forced to live farthest from their homeland had a turn of luck that those exiling them would envy. And we’ll discover how some of the Ho-Chunk who returned to Wisconsin were able to put land ownership to their advantage.

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • Nigel O'Shea Producer
  • Stephen Kantrowitz Guest