Winnebago / Hochunk
Winnebago / Hochunk Legends
The Ho-Chunk, also known as the Winnebago, are a Native American people whose historic territory included parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.
The oral traditions of the tribe state that the Ho-chunk originated at the Red Banks on Green Bay.
Other tribal traditions relate how tribes such as the Quapaw, Missouri, Iowa, Oto, Omaha, and Ponca were once part of the Ho-chunk, but these other tribes continued to move farther west while the Hochunk stayed in Wisconsin.