Wisconsin Indian Agencies and Schools

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Agencies and Schools listed below are what were listed for the state.  Slight indent after an Agency list all schools in that jurisdiction.

Green Bay School, Wisconsin (See Keshena.)

Hayward School, Wisconsin
Post-office: Hayward, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Hayward, W T is.; Western Union, 1½ miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Hayward, W T is., on Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Rwy., running between St. Paul, Minnesota, and Ashland, Wisconsin Route via Chicago is over Chicago arid Northwestern Rwy. to Spooner, Wisconsin; thence over Ashland branch to Hayward. School is 1½ miles north of city station. Telephone for conveyance.

Keshena School (Menominee).
Post-office: Keshena, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Shawano, Wisconsin; Western Union, 8 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Shawano, Wisconsin, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; thence daily stage, 8 miles.

Lutheran mission school.
Post-office: Mattoon, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Mattoon, Wisconsin; via Aniwa.
Railroad station: Gresham, Wisconsin; on Wisconsin and Northern Rwy.; thence hired team, 3½ miles.

Neopit day school. (Timber operations.)
Post-office: Neopit, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Neopit, Wisconsin; via Shawano, Wisconsin (Send via Western Union.) Railroad station: Shawano, Wisconsin, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; thence 20 miles north on Wisconsin and Northern Rwy.

St. Joseph’s industrial school.
Post-office: Neopit, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Shawano, Wisconsin
Railroad station: Shawano, Wisconsin, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; thence daily stage, 8 miles.

Stockbridge day school. (Eastern district.)
Post-office: Gresham, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Shawano, Wisconsin
Railroad station: Gresham, Wisconsin, on Wisconsin and Northern Rwy.; thence hired team, 3½ miles.

Stockbridge day school. ( Western district.)
Post-office: Gresham, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Shawano, Wisconsin
Railroad station: Morgan, Wisconsin, on Wisconsin and Northern Rwy.

Lac Du Flambeau School, Wisconsin
Post-office: Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin; Western Union, 3 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy.; thence stage, 3 miles.

La Pointe Agency, Wisconsin
Post-office: Ashland, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Ashland, Wisconsin; Western Union, ¼ mile from agency; thence messenger, 10 minutes.
Railroad station: Ashland, Wisconsin; terminus of Wisconsin Central Rwy.; bus to agency. From St. Paul, via Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Rwy.; from Duluth via Northern Pacific Rwy.

Lac Court Oreille day school.
Post-office: Reserve, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Hayward, Wisconsin; Western Union, 16 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Hayward, Wisconsin, on Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Rwy.; running between St. Paul and Ashland; thence hired team or tri-weekly stage, 16 to 20 miles.

Lac Courte Oreille day School
Post-office: Reserve, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Hayward, Wisconsin; Western Union, 16 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Hayward, Wisconsin, on Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Rwy.; running between St. Paul and Ashland; thence hired team or tri-weekly stage, 16 to 20 miles.

Lac Courte Oreille Reservation.
Post-office: Reserve, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Hayward, Wisconsin; Western Union, 16 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Hayward, Wisconsin, on Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Rwy.; running between St. Paul and Ashland; thence hired team or tri-weekly stage, 16 to 20 miles.

Odanah day school. (On Bad River Reservation.)
Post-office: Odanah, Wisconsin.
Telegraph address: Odanah, Wisconsin; Western Union, ? mile from school; thence telephone or messenger.
Railroad station: Odanah, Wisconsin, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy., running between Chicago and Ashland.

St. Mary s mission school. (On Bad River Reservation.)
Post-office: Odanah, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Odanah, Wisconsin
Railroad station: Odanah, Wisconsin, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy., running between Chicago and Ashland.

Grand Portage day School, Minnesota
Post-office: Grand Portage Minnesota
Telegraph address: None, entirely isolated
Railroad station: Duluth Minnesota, on Northern Pacific Rwy.; via Ashland, thence tri-weekly steamer during season of navigation; no communication during winter

Red Cliff day school.
Post-office: Bayfield, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Bayfield, Wisconsin; Western Union, 3 miles from school; thence messenger, 1 hour.
Railroad station: Bayfield, Wisconsin, on branch St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Rwy., running between Ashland and Bayfield.

Oneida School, Wisconsin
Post-office: Oneida, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Green Bay, Wisconsin; Postal and Western Union, 10 miles from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Oneida, Wisconsin, on Green Bay and Western Rwy. From west, Ada Green Bay and Western Rwy. at Winona, Minnesota, or La Crosse, Wisconsin; from east, via Chicago and Northwestern Rwy. at Chicago: change at Green Bay Junction, and thence via Green Bay and Western Rwy. to Oneida.

Oneida day school.
Post-office: Oneida, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Railroad station: Oneida, Wisconsin, on Green Bay and Western Rwy. From west, via Green Bay and Western Rwy. at Winona. Minnesota, or La Crosse, Wisconsin; from east, via Chicago and Northwestern Rwy. at Chicago: change at Green Bay Junction, and thence via Green Bay and Western Rwy. to Oneida.

Tomah School, Wisconsin
Post-office: Tomah, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Tomah, Wisconsin; Western Union, 1 mile from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Tomah, Wisconsin, on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rwy.; thence hired team, 1 mile.

Wittenberg School, Wisconsin
Post-office: Wittenberg, Wisconsin
Telegraph address: Wittenberg, Wisconsin; Western Union, 500 yards from school; thence telephone.
Railroad station: Wittenberg, Wisconsin, on Chicago and Northwestern Rwy. (Ashland Division), via Chicago and Milwaukee on south, and from St. Paul and Minneapolis on west; Ashland on north. School is about ½ mile from station.



MLA Source Citation:

Department Of The Interior. Routes To Indian Agencies And Schools, Office Of Indian Affairs, Corrected To April 1, 1910. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1910. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 21 November 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/wisconsin-indian-agencies-and-schools.htm - Last updated on Aug 1st, 2013


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