Native Culture

Native American culture is woven into the fabric of Wisconsin, and all are welcome to experience the traditions, art and attractions of the 11 Tribal Nations in our state.  

Exploring Native Wisconsin brings you close to rich culture and inspiring strength and resiliency — there is so much to experience and learn. 

Explore Native American History 

Bring the family to any of Wisconsin’s Native American museums and cultural centers to learn the history, way of life and experiences of the land’s first people.  

Spend a day at the Ojibwe Museum & Cultural Center in Lac du Flambeau to immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Ojibwe. Exhibits include canoes, traditional clothing, a trading post and Ojibwe arts and crafts. Or tour a replica longhouse, the traditional dwelling of the Oneida people, in the Oneida Nation Village just outside of Green Bay.

Celebrate Native Culture 

Powwows are gatherings for Tribes to honor, preserve and celebrate their cultural heritage through music, dance and traditional clothing. If you hear of a powwow, consider yourself invited! Find upcoming powwows open to the public.

Visit Native American Artists, Craftsmen and Businesses 

Both on and off Tribal lands, Native American businesses keep Indigenous culture alive through art and other wares. Head to any number of shops and attractions to find the perfect gift, delicious food or anything else you can imagine. Check out our guide to Native American businesses to add some can’t-miss stops to your itinerary. 

When traveling Wisconsin with friends and family, there is so much more Native American culture to experience. Explore our Visual Guide to Native American Travel and NATOW.org to learn more.

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