Living Cultures Areas

Traditions That Sustain Us

 

 Living Cultures of the Great Lakes

 

Members from the Ho-Chunk, Ojibwe, and Oneida Nations share facets of their cultures that have sustained them throughout time and continue to be viable today.

 

Friday, September 8
4:00 – 4:30 Dance competition to decide the 2017 Miss United Indians of Milwaukee winner
4:45 – 5:45 Iroquois Dancers
6:00 – 6:45 Ojibwe Language Games and Songs
7:00 – 7:55 Learn how to start a fire using a Bow Drill
8:00 – 9:00 Storytelling Songs with Bobby Bullet & Friends

 

Saturday, September 9
Noon – 1:00 Iroquois Dancers
1:15  – 2:00 Ojibwe Language Games and Songs
2:15 – 2:45 Honoring ceremony for Art Shegonee
3:00- 4:00 Learn how to start a fire using a Bow Drill
4:15 – 5:00 Moccasin Game
5:15 – 6:00 Round Dance songs
6:15 – 7:00 Iroquois Dancers
8:00 – 9:00 Storytelling songs with Bobby Bullet & Friends

 

Sunday, September 10
11:00  – Noon Round Dance Songs
12:15 – 1:15 Iroquois Dancers
1:30 – 2:30 Ojibwe Language Games and Songs
2:45 – 3:45 Learn how to start a fire using a Bow Drill
4:00 – 5:00 Moccasin Game
6:30 – 8:00 Round Dance and Traveling Song

 

Great Lakes Cultural Demonstrators

 

Members of the Ho-chunk, Ojibwe and Oneida Nations demonstrate various traditional skills and actvities.

(Available throughout the festival unless a time is indicated)

 

Ziibiwing  Ojibwe Museum Ojibwe Language Games and Songs

 

Wayne Valliere Sr and Jr, Traditional tools, fish traps, birchbark

 

Iris Carufel, Lawrence Mann Baskets

 

Theresa Rauworth Loom beadwork

 

Lightning Powless Moccasin game

 

Rita Kingswan Finger weaving

 

Elena Terry Applique

 

Hope Smith Clans and language

 

Wisconsin Map Native Wisconsin Place Names

 

SEOTS Iroquoian Material Culture

 

Language Table Ojibwe, Ho-chunk, and Oneida languages

 

 

Sat 1:00 – 3:00

Sat 5:00 -7:00
Sun 1:00 – 3:00

Susan Brandstetter Pottery

 

 Fri 3:30 – 6:00
Sara Deida Outfit Making

 

 Fri 6:00 – 8:30
Gloria Lusis Beaded Picture Frames and Purses

 

 Sat 11:30 – 2:00
Ralph Cornelius Silver Smith

 

 Sat 2:00 – 4:30
Gail Niejeko Loom Beadwork

 

 Sat 4:30 – 6:00
Kristelle Ulrich Painting

 

 Sat 6:00 – 8:30
Judy Jourdan Corn Husk Dolls

 

 Sun 11:30 – 2:00
Stephanie Sikorski Raised Beadwork

 

 Sun 2:00 – 4:30
Kathy Thomas Basket making

 

 Sun 4:30 – 6:00

 

Living Cultures of the Woodlands

 

Stop by the Cultures of the Woodlands Village and visit our unique and distinctive styles as volunteers demonstrate their abilities and artistic flair when it comes to excellence and brilliant products.

A woodland style wigwam will be constructed and can be viewed throughout the entire weekend that has been donated by a Menominee Tribal member. We ask that Indian Summer Festival visitors please refrain from touching any of the traditional works of the volunteers.

Traditions from various woodland tribes including Menominee, Stockbridge Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, Oneida Indian Tribe of Wisconsin as well as some demonstrations from the Kickapoo Tribe.

 

Friday, September 8
9:00 – 10:00 Traditional Beading with Donna Bucholz
10:00 – 11:00 Sweet Grass Baskets with Marcia and Sandy Zhuckkahosee
11:00 – Noon Oneida Dance with Michellle (Yunuhsanunha) Hill
Noon – 1:00 Traditional Crafts with Dan (Nam’ut) Shawanokasic
1:00 – 2:00 Drum and Song with Jeremy Mohawk and Family
2:00 – 3:00 Hand Drum with Bobby Denny
3:00 – 7:00 Various cultural demos
7:00 – 8:00 Paintings with Robert Rapley
8:00 – 9:00 Menominee Language with Katinee Shawanokasic
9:00 – close Open Village and demonstrations

 

Saturday, September 9
Noon – 1:00 Sweet Grass Baskets with Marcia and Sandy Zhuckkahosee
1:00 – 2:00 Hand Drum with Bobby Denny
2:00 – 3:00 Hand-crafted Woodworks by Namut Shawanokasic
3:00 – 4:00 Oneida Smoke Dance with Michellle (Yunuhsanunha) Hill
4:00 – 5:00 Menominee Language with Katinee Shawanokasic
5:00 – 6:00 Drum and Song with Jeremy Mohawk and Family
6:00 – 7:00 Paintings with Robert Rapley
7:00 – 8:00 Traditional Beading with Donna Bucholz
8:00 – close Open Village and demonstrations

 

Sunday, September 10
11:00 – Noon Sweet Grass Baskets with Marcia and Sandy Zhuckkahosee
Noon – 1:00 Paintings with Robert Rapley
1:00 – 2:00 Hand Drum with Bobby Denny
2:00 – 3:00 Oneida Smoke Dance with Michellle (Yunuhsanunha) Hill
3:00 – 4:00 Drum and Song with Jeremy Mohawk and Family
4:00 – 5:00 Traditional Beading with Donna Bucholz
5:00 – 6:00 Hand-crafted Woodworks by Namut Shawanokasic
6:00 – 7:00 Menominee Language with Katinee Shawanokasic
7:00 – close Open Village and demonstrations

 

Woodlands Cultural Demonstrators

 

Michellle (Yunuhsanunha) Hill , A member of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin will demonstrate the Smoke Dance style dancing and explain the regalia and styles as well as the history of the  dance. Michelle is a self-taught dancer and language speaker from her tribe. Her abilities are inherited from her fluent speaking Oneida Grandparents. Michelle has competed nationally as well as locally and instills this in her children and explains the importance of the dance and historic tradition. Demonstrations and teachings is her forte and is always willing assist in special traditional projects throughout the Great Lakes Region.

 

Donna Bucholz, will demonstrate her talented skills and knowledge in traditional beadwork and explain the unique styles in terms of her attractive and exquisite work. Donna is a volunteer and an elder of the Stockbridge Munsee Band of Mohican Indians Nation located near Bowler Wisconsin.

 

Nematehsaeh, A tribal member from the Menominee Indian tribe of Wisconsin will be demonstrating stunning and impressive traditional wood work as it relates to the traditional woodland style designs. A volunteer for the village his back ground comes from a long line of full blooded Menominee Ancestors that knew no English language and his parents (Joseph and Virgina Shawanokasic / Soh’saeh and Mushawkwutukiew) were part of the boarding school era where an attempt  they were forced upon them to eliminate the traditional Menominee language and culture. This strong bloodline of Menominee heritage and history continues in his family. His uniquely styled creations come from the Menominee Forest and his demonstrations are explained as to what they represent.

 

Ms. Katinee Shawanokasic, will volunteer as a Menominee Language and Culture teacher and demonstrate the Language and the historic dialect that it represents. Katinee has taught in all grades, and has developed curriculum anywhere from Menominee Indian Head start to College of the Menominee Nation participants. She has been part of an effort to keep the language strong and moving in a direction where her styles and knowledge of the Menominee dialectal continues.

 

Jeremy and Roxanne Mohawk and family, will demonstrate the song dance and drum of the Mohican tribe. A strong traditional family that practices strong family values as well as at the same time continues to instill in family as well as community the critically important culture of the people they represent. Jeremy will also do story telling and explain the uniqueness of story’s that have been passed down by elders and community people.

 

Marcia and Sandra Zhuckkahosee are of Menominee and Kickapoo descent. They have been practicing Sweet Grass Basket making as it has been taught to them by their Mother Mathilda (Waupoose) Zhuckkahoosee (Kewahunukiew) from the Crow Settlement area on the Menominee Indian Reservation.  The styles and history will be explained and demonstrated by these talented elders and you will see finished quality traditional style sweet grass basket making fashions as well as hear historical accounts as to where the material comes from and how it is processed.