Maple Grove Historical Society

Were the Winnebago or Hochunk the first inhabitants of Maple Grove?

Minnesota has been the Dakota homeland for hundreds of years. The Ojibwe moved into Minnesota around the time of the French Explorers. The Winnebago came here by Federal Government treaty. In the 1832 and 1837 treaties, the Winnebago ceded their homeland in southern Wisconsin and moved to “neutral ground” west of the Mississippi River in Iowa and southern Minnesota.

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