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By Thomas J. Jablonsky

Milwaukee's beautiful evolution from a cost blessed with nature's bounties to a robust business place of work is gifted via its humans, areas, and associations. Culled from the courses of the Milwaukee County historic Society, those articles supply intimate money owed of the area's unique population, pioneering settlers reminiscent of Solomon Juneau, marketers who observed a filthy rich destiny at the shorelines of Lake Michigan, ethnic and racial teams who estimated themselves as a part of that destiny, associations similar to hospitals and a veterans domestic designed to serve citizens, and political leaders whose careers ranged from criminal to mum or dad angel. each one thematic part is brought via a quick essay that provides a context for the articles that stick to. pictures from the collections of the County historic Society offer fleeting glimpses into yesterday's global. A collaborative attempt of the Milwaukee County historic Society and Marquette collage, Milwaukee tales brings domestic the adage that all people, nice and small, contributes our person piece to the advance of neighborhood heritage. could every one reader enjoy those lives from Milwaukee's earlier.

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When all the discussion was over and they lay down to sleep, they heard the red man coming, roaring. And in each hand he had a cane, and as he approached one cane struck the ground with a heavy thump and then the other cane came down with a terrible thump. And he circled around the fire and grunted heavily. And some called out, “Grandfather, don’t kill us. ” The leader of the war party cried out to the men to stir up the fire. And all were terribly frightened. The warrior who had boasted took his club and struck around trying to kill the spirit, but all at once he became motionless and fell to the ground.

Then they started on their return journey, carrying Wegicgomet along. He was shot through and through the body. And all that winter, as they moved from one camp to the other, they carried Wegicgomet with them. At last they got back to their own country and Wegicgomet was well as ever. 1 • Native American Milwaukee 7. The Warrior Who Challenged the Great Western Spirit (Potawatomi) 43 Once there was a Potawatomi warrior whose name is no longer remembered. He is simply referred to as a great warrior.

The Potawatomis, Ottawas and Chippewas followed, and the Kickapoos were assisting them. They followed the Peorias as far as the Mississippi River, and struck their camps near where St. Louis now is. And there was great fighting there. The Peorias retreated again, this time in a different direction and were driven to where Chicago now is—the three tribes call the Chicago River Nemway, which is their name of the Peoria tribe. The Peorias came to a large rock on the river—a great rock like a hill or mountain—and being hard pressed they went up on this rock to protect themselves.

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