The Winnebago tribe is a Native American people from the Great Lakes region of the United States. They were originally known as the “People of the Sea” or the “People of the Stinking Water.”
Historically, the Winnebago were a semi-nomadic people who lived in the region that is now Wisconsin and Illinois. They were known for their skill in hunting and fishing, as well as their expertise in agriculture.
The tribe was part of the larger Ho-Chunk Nation, which also included several other tribes.
In the early 19th century, the Winnebago were forced to cede their land to the United States government through a series of treaties. They were then forcibly removed to reservations in Minnesota and Nebraska.
Many of the tribe members were also killed by disease and violence during this time period.
In the 20th century, the Winnebago tribe has been working to regain their sovereignty and cultural heritage. They were successful in gaining federal recognition in 1963, which allowed them to re-establish their own government and to rebuild their community.
Today, the Winnebago tribe has a population of around 6,000 enrolled tribal members, and they are located in Nebraska and Wisconsin.