Menominee Joe and Jerome Dakota paddling near Eagle Island in Wisconsin

Menominee Joe and Jerome Dakota in Birch Bark Canoe near Eagle Island, Spread Eagle Chain of Lakes, Florence County, Wisconsin, Summer of 1896: Taken in the summer of 1896 by Jorgen Johansen Eskil, pioneer Menominee Iron Range photographer, Menominee Joe and Jerome Dakota, Indians who lived at the Badwater Indian village, paddled their birch bark canoe near Eagle Island on the Spread Eagle Chain of Lakes. Indians from the Badwater settlement made birch bark canoes, selling them for one dollar per foot to early cottage dwellers in Spread Eagle. On page 62 of his book The Eagle Spreads Its Wings Putnam Robbins noted: Jerome Dakota and Menominee Joe of the Badwater Settlement often traveled the portage trail carrying their birch bark canoe to East Lake and paddled to Eagle Island where they worked for Mr. Tully and Walter Weber during the 1890s and early 1900s. [Walter Weber], Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3
Abstract/Description: Menominee Joe and Jerome Dakota in Birch Bark Canoe near Eagle Island, Spread Eagle Chain of Lakes, Florence County, Wisconsin, Summer of 1896: Taken in the summer of 1896 by Jorgen Johansen Eskil, pioneer Menominee Iron Range photographer, Menominee Joe and Jerome Dakota, Indians who lived at the Badwater Indian village, paddled their birch bark canoe near Eagle Island on the Spread Eagle Chain of Lakes. Indians from the Badwater settlement made birch bark canoes, selling them for one dollar per foot to early cottage dwellers in Spread Eagle. On page 62 of his book The Eagle Spreads Its Wings Putnam Robbins noted: Jerome Dakota and Menominee Joe of the Badwater Settlement often traveled the portage trail carrying their birch bark canoe to East Lake and paddled to Eagle Island where they worked for Mr. Tully and Walter Weber during the 1890s and early 1900s. [Walter Weber]
Subject(s): Canoes and canoeing
Indians of North America--Boats
Spread Eagle (Wis.)
Date Created: 1896