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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Menomonee Indians, (search)
Menomonee Indians, A family of the Algonquian nation, residing upon the Menomonee River, in Wisconsin. They assert that their ancestors emigrated from the East, but they were found on their present domain in 1640 by the French. Jesuit missions were established among them in 1670 by Allouez and others. The Menomonees were fast friends of the French, marched to the relief of Detroit in 1712, and subsequently drove the Foxes from Green Bay. Some of their warriors were with the French against Braddock in 1755; also at the capture of Fort William Henry, on Lake George, and on the Plains of Abraham with Montcalm. In the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 they were the friends of the English. They assisted in the capture of Mackinaw in 1812, and were with Tecumseh at Fort Meigs and at Fort Stephenson in 1813. After that they made several treaties with the United States, and they served the government against the Sacs and Foxes in 1832 (see Black Hawk War). The religion of the