Famous Menominee


Famous Menominee Chiefs and Leaders

Apesanahkwat – actor who starred in Babylon 5 and films

Chrystos – a Two-Spirit-identified poet

Ada Deer – activist and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, 1993–1997

Billie Frechette – lover of 1930s serial bank robber John Dillinger

Mitchell Oshkenaniew – advocate for sovereignty and recognition by federal government.

Chief Oshkosh -  (1795–August 29, 1858) He was chief of the Menominee tribe from 1827 until his death in 1858. He played a key role in treaty negotiations as the Menominee tried to protect their lands in Wisconsin from being granted to Oneida and other Indians from New York state and European-American pioneers.

Sheila Tousey – actress, Thunderheart (1995)

Ingrid Washinawatok – Co-Founder, Fund for the Four Directions, indigenous activist; killed in 1999 in Colombia by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.