Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
Martha Gradolf, enrolled
tribal member and weaver
|Regions with significant populations|
|United States ( Nebraska)|
|traditional tribal religion, Native American Church|
|Related ethnic groups|
|other Ho-Chunk people, Otoe, Iowa, and Missouria people|
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is one of two federally recognized tribes of Ho-Chunk Native Americans. The other Ho-Chunk tribe is the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. The name Winnebago comes from an Algonquin term "People of the Filthy Water."
The Winnebago Reservation, established in 1863, is located in Thurston and Dixon Counties, Nebraska and Woodbury County, Iowa. Their entire land base is 27,637 acres large. In 1990, 1,151 tribal members lived on the reservation.
- Chairman: Frank White
- Vice-Chairman: Vincent Bass
- Treasurer: Victoria Kitcheyan
- Secretary: Kenneth Mallory
- Council Member: Curtis St. Cyr
- Council Member: Isaac Smith
- Council Member: Darla LaPointe
- Council Member: Coly Brown
- Council Member: James Snow
Ho-Chunk, Inc. is the tribe's corporation that provides construction services, professional services, and business and consumer products. The Winnebago Tribe also owns and operates the WinnaVegas Casino Resort, hotel, and Flowers Island Restaurant and Buffet, all located in Sloan, Iowa.
Notable tribal members
- Joba Chamberlain (b. 1985), Major League Baseball pitcher
- Angel De Cora (1871–1919), artist, educator, and Indian rights activist
- Terri Crawford Hansen (b. 1953), journalist
- Henry Roe Cloud (1884–1950), educator, college administrator, US federal government official, Presbyterian minister, and first fullblood Native American to attend Yale College
- Lillian St. Cyr, known as Red Wing (1884–1974), a Winnebago actress of the silent film era
- Frank LaMere (b. about 1954), activist
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- "Winna Vegas Casino." 500 Nations. Retrieved 11 Sept 2013.
- Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Winnebago.|
- Official Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska website
- Ho-Chunk, Inc., economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
- Constitution of the Winnebago Tribe, Winnebago Reservation, in the State of Nebraska