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Honoring the Ho-Chunk Warrior

March 1, 2004 - September 1, 2004
West Gallery

Image of Fredrick, George, and Conroy Sr. Greendeer honor Lyle Greendeer Sr., U.S. Army, at the Ho-Chunk Memorial Day Featuring the photographs of Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk), this exhibit examines a Native nation of the Great Lakes region -- the Ho-Chunk Nation -- in a contemporary setting that celebrates veterans as traditional warriors who are central to their communities.

Jones has documented the flagpole memorials from the Ho-Chunk Memorial Day Powwow at Black River Falls, Wisconsin, which are located around the perimeter of the powwow grounds. On Memorial Day, the families of Ho-Chunk veterans who have passed on raise their veterans' service flags, and attach memorials to the flagpoles -- photographs, medals, letters, and tobacco offerings.

Photo: Fredrick, George, and Conroy Sr. Greendeer honor Lyle Greendeer Sr., U.S. Army, at the Ho-Chunk Memorial Day Powwow at Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Photo by Tom Jones, 2002.