MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A northern Wisconsin museum is planning to celebrate an 1854 treaty that established the Chippewa's first reservations in the state and stipulated the tribes' right to hunt and fish across the northern third of the state.
The celebration is set to run on Saturday and Sunday at the Madeline Island Museum in La Pointe, where the treaty was signed. The agenda includes Chippewa music and art demonstrations and an exhibit on Chippewa treaty rights. Also on tap are screenings of a film about the treaty and a government order forcing 3,000 Chippewa to travel to Sandy Lake, Minn., to collect a non-existent 1850 annuity payment. Four hundred Chippewa died.
Tickets cost $7 for adults, $3.50 for children and $6 for senior citizens.