Wisconsin Cities And Town's With Native American Origins

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Who knew all the places we live and vist orginated from Native American orgins? Click through to see how well you know your beloved Wisconsin


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This name orginates from the Ojibwa name for the Wisconsin River, “Wishkonsing.” 
    • A. 

      Wisconsin

    • B. 

      Shorewood

    • C. 

      Middelton

    • D. 

      West Bend

  • 2. 
    This County means “Big Pipe” in Ojibwa. It was used to describe the shape of the river bend. 
    • A. 

      Sheboygan

    • B. 

      Mercer

    • C. 

      Eau Claire

    • D. 

      Fish Creek

  • 3. 
    The name the Ho-Chunk and other American Indians have called the Madison area for thousands of years, meaning "Four Lakes" in the Ho-Chunk language. It also happens to be the new name of a UW-Madison Lake Shore Residence Hall.  
    • A. 

      Mequon

    • B. 

      Fitchburg

    • C. 

      Dejope

    • D. 

      Racine

  • 4. 
    The name for this important city originated from the Algonquin word "Millioki" which means "gathering place by the water."
    • A. 

      Kenosha

    • B. 

      Milwaukee

    • C. 

      Franklin

    • D. 

      Madison

  • 5. 
    This small city was named after an important Chief of the Menominee tribe.
    • A. 

      Oconomowoc

    • B. 

      Oshkosh

    • C. 

      Amery

    • D. 

      Cudahy

  • 6. 
    This central Wisconsin city is named after a Chippewa word meaning "far away."
    • A. 

      Williams Bay

    • B. 

      De Pere

    • C. 

      Columbus

    • D. 

      Wausau

  • 7. 
    This Wisconsin city’s name comes from the Winnebago word meaning "running water."
    • A. 

      Eagle River

    • B. 

      Horicon

    • C. 

      Abbotsford

    • D. 

      Neenah

  • 8. 
    This small city is named after the Menominee word meaning "thorn in the island."
    • A. 

      Marion

    • B. 

      Milwaukee

    • C. 

      Menash

    • D. 

      Waupaca

  • 9. 
    This town is named after a Potowatomi word which meaning "a ladle or a bend in the stream."
    • A. 

      Wisconsin Rapids

    • B. 

      Appleton

    • C. 

      West Bend

    • D. 

      Mukwonago

  • 10. 
    This is a small town in southeastern Wisconsin named after a Potowatomi word meaning "water fall" in the vicinity.
    • A. 

      Oconomowoc

    • B. 

      Whitefish Bay

    • C. 

      Bayfield

    • D. 

      Alma

  • 11. 
    This city is named after the Chippewa word meaning "river of bad spirits."
    • A. 

      Cornell

    • B. 

      Delavan

    • C. 

      Fond du Lac

    • D. 

      Manitowoc

  • 12. 
    This is a small town in northeastern Wisconsin named after a Menominee word meaning "wild rice people."
    • A. 

      Menominee Falls

    • B. 

      Evansville

    • C. 

      Kiel

    • D. 

      Markesan

  • 13. 
    This County located in in southeastern Wisconsin comes from the Chippewa Tribe word meaning "little fox."
    • A. 

      Nekoosa

    • B. 

      Loyal

    • C. 

      Waukesha

    • D. 

      Mequon

  • 14. 
    1.     This small town in central Wisconsin has a name that means "day break or dawn."
    • A. 

      Rhinelander

    • B. 

      Waupun

    • C. 

      Oconto

    • D. 

      Platteville