Ho-Chunk Native American History

H.H. Bennett's images of the Ho-Chunk nation.
The Ho-Chunk People

H.H. Bennett's ongoing relationship with the Ho-Chunk people helped the tribal nation record its history and heritage in Wisconsin. The Ho-Chunk people, previously referred to as Winnebago, traveled and lived extensively along the Fox, Mississippi, and Wisconsin Rivers. Bennett's photography captured the native surroundings along the Dells of the Wisconsin River during the 19th century. His photographs record how the Ho-Chunk people thrived near the waterways, using the shorelines for abundant hunting, fishing, gathering, gardening and travel. The Ho-Chunk Nation uses many of Bennett’s images today.