The Ho-Chunk Tribe

Native Americans

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They ate corn, squash, berries, fresh fish, and green plants. They also harvested wheat.

They got their food by hunting, gathering, and planting.

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They got their clothes by hunting animals, and using their fur to make them.

They also lived in birchbark wigwams . They made their houses out of birchbark.

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Men had the responsibilities of hunting, and going to war to protect their families. Also the women had the responsibilities of farming, gathering plants, and taking care of the children.

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The Ho-Chunk tribe danced with costume like cloth blouses and vests, decorating them with fancy beadwork and ribbon , they also planed special actives, they did these things for celebrations and sometimes as traditions.

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The bald eagle was very special to the Ho-Chunk tribe and someone often dressed up as a eagle and danced at their celebrations.

Today the Ho-Chunk tribe owns land in several counties, they own there own their own casinos, and still celebrate their creator, ancient traditions, the spirits, the people, the animals, the seasons, and tribal elders.

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Today many of the Ho-Chunk people live in the Great Lakes area, Wisonsin, Illinois, and Nebraska but most of the ho chunk people live in Wisconsin today.

Some positive interactions the Ho-Chunk tribe had with the Europeans was that they could trade thing such as fur.

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Some of the negative interactions the Ho-Chunk tribe had with the Europeans was the the Europeans gave them a lot of diseases.

Fun Facts!

The men had a gift of art, and could make copper jewelry.

The Ho-Chunk tribe has a lot of legends, most of those legends are about animals such as The King Bird, The Dog That Became a Panther, and How a Bear Blessed a Man.

The Ho-Chunk tribe is also known as the Wisconsin Winnebago.

Around 1783 the intertribal warfare developed over the fur trade.

The Ho-Chunk tribe has there own app, and it is called Ho-Chunk Native American Language.

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They also made dolls from cornhusk.

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The Ho- Chunk tribes flag has five basic colors: Red, green, blue, black and white. These five colors represent specific animals.

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