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Maps

The following interactive maps listed below show the treaty lands and tribal nations in Wisconsin, the United States, and on the North American continent. Please see the brief descriptions below along with the links to each of maps to use in your classroom or libraries.

WisconsinFirstNations.org Map

Explore whose treaty lands and which nations are located closest to your school using this map. Try turning on the county and city layer to help you find the correct location. The map’s key is located below the map.
 

The Ways Map

The Native Nations Map shows The Ways story locations and compares treaty lands, current tribal lands, and Native population around the central Great Lakes. The Ways is a series of stories from Native communities around the central Great Lakes. This online educational resource explores connections between traditional ways and those of today.
 

Native Lands Map

Discover whose native lands are found at a specific to your state, United States, and the North American continent using this interactive map. To use it, just enter a zip code or community name. You can choose to add territories, languages, or treaties to the map. A teacher’s guide containing student discussion starters is also provided.
 

Seats of Government

Download map that shows the Wisconsin's eleven federally recognized American Indian nations and tribal communities seats of government and their tribal seals. *Note, the Brothertown Indian Nation is also included on the map, but is not a federal or state recognized American Indian nation.
 

Place-Based Education

Place-based education (PBE) immerses students in local heritage, cultures, landscapes, opportunities and experiences, using these as a foundation for the study of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and other subjects across curriculum. PBE emphasizes learning through an understanding of where you live and who are your neighbors.
 

Understanding where you and your students currently live in relationship to the American Indian Nations of Wisconsin. Use the provided poster and questions to help guide your students’ learning.