Canku Ota

(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America

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Here is a List of
The First Person History Articles
We have published in Canku Ota.

Early Life Among the Indians
Reminiscences From the Life Of Benj. G. Armstrong

Autobiography of Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak, or Black Hawk
Embracing the Traditions of his Nation, Various Wars in which He has been Engaged, and his Account of the Cause and General History of the Black Hawk War of 1832 His Surrender, and Travels Through the United States.

History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan
by ANDREW J. BLACKBIRD, Late U.S. Interpreter, Harbor Springs, Emmet Co., Mich.


Biography of Author



Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14


Grammar -


Nouns, Pronouns and Adjectives

Verbs and minor parts of speech



Dairy of Chippewa River Trip in 1868

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Interesting Sidelights on the History of the Early Fur Trade Industry

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Part Six

Part Seven

Part Eight

Part Nine

Part Ten

Part Eleven

Reminiscences of a Pioneer Missionary - By Rev. Chrysostom Verwyst

Part One

Part Two Part Three Part Four

Geographical Names in WI, MN, & MI with Chippewa Origins

Barron County History

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Early Copper Mining History In the Lake Superior Basin

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

French Era Copper Mining History on Lake Superior

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

White Boy Grew Up Among Chippewas

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Myths and Legends of Wisconsin's Waterfalls

Part One

Part Two

Equadon and the Park of a Hundred Springs

Part One

Part Two

Old Abe 'The War Eagle' -- Bartletts additions

Part One

Part Two


Part One

Part Two

A Little History of My Forest Life

Part One

Part Two

Running The Gantlet
A Thrilling Incident of Early Days at Fort Snelling

Part One

Part Two

The Indian Priest
Father Philip B. Gordon


Chapter 1 - The Indian Priest Reminisces

Chapter 2 - Ancestry

Chapter 3 - Indian Childhood
Chapter 4 - Life on the Reservation
Chapter 5 - Murder and 'Buried Gold'
Chapter 6 - Happy Reunion

Chapter 7 - Indian Problems

Chapter 8 - College Days

Chapter 9 - Indian Allotments

Chapter 10 - Ordination and More Problems

Chapter 11 - Mission at Reserve

Chapter 12 - The Budding of an Orator

Chapter 13 - Father G. and the KKK

Chapter 14 - Indian Priest and the Irish

Chapter 15 - More Indian Problems

Chapter 16 - Problems on the Farm

Chapter 17 - More KKK and Other Problems

Chapter 18 - An Unforgettable Journey

Chapter 19 - World War II

Chapter 20 - Last Days of a Great Man



Chief Sky

An Old Indian Chief

Jean Baptiste Perrault

Jean Brunet

Michel Cadotte

The Queen of Pocagemah

Chief White Eagle

Chief Blackbird

(Woman of the Green Glade)

Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (Obahbahmwawageezhagoquay)

John Johnston

Judge Henry D. Barron

Yankee Joe


Three Indian Orators

An Indian Family Feud


Alexander Besaw


A Relic From Past - Louis Coulong

The Dream of Onowutaquto - He that Catches the Clouds

Mack-aw-de-be-nessy Picturesque Relic of the Ottawa Tribe

Jean Baptiste Corbine (1767-1866)
His Life and Times

Excerpts from: The Explorations of Pierre Espirit Radisson

Events, Stories and Commentaries

Don't Eat the Moose Until You Catch Him


Battle of the Brule

Indians Are Very Bitter


Fair Treatment Denied Indians

Sidelight to the 1854 Treaty of La Pointe


Early Copper History

Who First Mined Copper on Lake Superior?


Old Timer Recalls Site as Early Burial Ground for Superior in 1860s

Additional Fur Trade Letters


Indian Experiences in Superior Fifty Years Ago


Lived Long in Fear of Savage Indians

The Legend of Rice Lake


Mishosha, or the Magician and His Daughters

Place of Lac du Flambeau in Early Wisconsin History


The 1840 Winnebago Removal

Milwaukee's Legend of Market Square


Place of the Bears

The Phantom of Phantom Lake (SW Milwaukee County)

  The 1824 Murder of Mr. Finley and Party at Lake Pepin

The Dead Lake Sioux Band


The 1796 Murder of a Coureur du Bois at Lake Chetac

The Curse of Wisconsin Point


Wisconsin Point War Nears End

Ladder to the Sky


The Derivation of the Word Milwaukee

Starved Rock


1847 Menominee Annuity Payment

15 Ways the Chippewa Forecasted the Weather


Speck of War with Sioux

Here Are Two Versions of The Same Battle Battle of Pokegama


The Troubles of 1827

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