As many of you may know, Peter is no stranger to the state of Wisconsin. He’s a proud alumnus of the University of Wisconsin and a devoted fan of the Badgers, and he travels to Wisconsin at least four times a year. In the world of branding, some might argue that Wisconsin might suffer from time to time because some folks only think of it as Packerland and the Dairyland state. Both true brands and images, but while football and cheese might be the obvious thoughts, did you know that Wisconsin is also home to 11 separate sovereign Indian nations?
In Wisconsin you’ll find the Oneida, Forest County Potawatomi, Menominee, Stockbridge Munsee, Sokaogon Mole Lake Community, Ho-Chunk, the Lac du Flambeau Band, the Bad River Band, the Lac Courte Oreilles Band, the Red Cliff Band, and the St. Croix Chippewa Indian Tribes–each its own sovereign nation.
On these lands, we’re going to show you some Hidden Gems most travelers never get to see because they simply don’t know about them. These are experiences not in the guidebooks, not in the brochures. And even though they aren’t widely known, these special destinations and experiences are accessible to all. There’s no better way to start than to attend an authentic pow wow that brings the tribes together and honors their histories.
Check back next week for a new episode of Hidden Gems: Wisconsin.
For more Wisconsin adventures, check out:
- Peter’s Travel Podcast, Travel Today: Oneda Nation, Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Ask the Local’s City Guide, Madison, Wisconsin
- Travel Tip: Native American Sacred Sites