Native Nations

Historian Examines Native Nations and Treaties
of Tristate Region Jan. 30

SINSINAWA, Wis.—Native Nations and Treaties of the Tristate Region will be presented via Zoom from 10 to 11 a.m. CST Saturday, Jan. 30. Sponsored by Sinsinawa Mound Center, this workshop will feature Joshua Wachuta, a public historian based in southwestern Wisconsin who has a doctorate in U.S. and public history. He’ll be sharing the history of the tristate region of southwestern Wisconsin, northwestern Illinois, and eastern Iowa that occupies the ancestral lands of the Sauk, Meskwaki, Potawatomi and Ho-Chuck nations. The United States acquired this mineral-rich region in a series of treaties with indigenous nations signed from 1804 to 1832. Learn about the circumstances and terms of these fraught treaty negotiations, their connection to violence in the War of 1812 and the Black Hawk War, and their lasting significance for both indigenous people and white settlers. The fee is $10 per person, and the registration deadline is Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. Please register by contacting Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visiting our website at

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