The Menominee, or “OMAEQNOMINIWUK” (Wild Rice People), are an Algonkian-speaking people, are the only present-day tribe in Wisconsin whose origin story indicates they have always lived in Wisconsin. The Menominee refer to themselves as Mamaceqtaw (pronounced ma-ma-chay-tau), meaning "the people." Other Indians called them Menominee (also spelled Menomini), derived from manomin--an Algonkian word for wild rice-because it is a major food source for the tribe.
LEARN ABOUT THE MENOMINEE PEOPLE AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE STURGEON
BIRTH OF THE THUNDERGODS AND STURGEON
- THE MENOMINEE NATION
Lake Winnebago Water Walk