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also Menomini, Algonquian people of Wisconsin, from Ojibwa (Algonquian) Manoominii, literally "wild rice people," from manoomin "wild rice." Not their name for themselves.

Menominee, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
Population (2000): 237
Housing Units (2000): 81
Land area (2000): 1.924870 sq. miles (4.985391 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.924870 sq. miles (4.985391 sq. km)
FIPS code: 48359
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 42.474652 N, 90.542114 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Menominee, IL
Menominee, MI -- U.S. city in Michigan
Population (2000): 9131
Housing Units (2000): 4393
Land area (2000): 5.178768 sq. miles (13.412946 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.314647 sq. miles (0.814932 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 5.493415 sq. miles (14.227878 sq. km)
FIPS code: 53020
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 45.120136 N, 87.617818 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 49858
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Menominee, MI
Menominee -- U.S. County in Michigan
Population (2000): 25326
Housing Units (2000): 13639
Land area (2000): 1043.521478 sq. miles (2702.708106 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 294.466709 sq. miles (762.665242 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1337.988187 sq. miles (3465.373348 sq. km)
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 45.456558 N, 87.565926 W
Menominee, MI
Menominee County
Menominee County, MI
Menominee -- U.S. County in Wisconsin
Population (2000): 4562
Housing Units (2000): 2098
Land area (2000): 357.959727 sq. miles (927.111397 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 7.027299 sq. miles (18.200620 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 364.987026 sq. miles (945.312017 sq. km)
Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
Location: 44.937468 N, 88.648543 W
Menominee, WI
Menominee County
Menominee County, WI
Some placenames use other spellings, see also Menomonee and Menomonie.

The Menominee (also spelled Menomini; known as Mamaceqtaw, "the people," in the Menominee language) are a federally recognized nation of Native Americans, with a reservation in Wisconsin. Their historic territory originally included an estimated in present-day Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The tribe currently has about 8,700 members.

The tribe was terminated in the 1950s under federal policy of the time which stressed assimilation. During that period, they brought what has become a landmark case in Indian law to the United States Supreme Court, in Menominee Tribe v. United States (1968), to protect their treaty hunting and fishing rights. The Wisconsin Supreme Court and the United States Court of Claims had drawn opposing conclusions about the effect of the termination on Menominee hunting and fishing rights on their former reservation land. The U.S. Supreme Court determined that the tribe had not lost traditional hunting and fishing rights as a result of termination, as Congress had not clearly ended these in its legislation.

The tribe regained federal recognition in 1973 in an act of Congress, and re-established its reservation in 1975. They operate under a written constitution establishing an elected government. Their first government under it took over tribal government and administration from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in 1979.

Menominee (disambiguation)
Two other spellings of the name appear elsewhere, see Menomonee and Menomonie.

Menominee can refer to:

Menominee (automobile)

The Menominee was an electric automobile built in Menominee, Michigan by the Menominee Electric Manufacturing Company in 1915. This company mainly built commercial electric vehicles, but did make a limited number of electric cabriolets. The cabriolet had a 108-inch wheelbase, with a top speed of 20 mph, with a range of 50–60 miles on each charge. A price of $1,250 also included a recharging kit for the battery. Production had started in July 1915, but had ended by the end of the year.

Menominee (ship)

There have been several ships named Menominee

  • a 1967-built bulk carrier later known as Kathryn Spirit
  • the former US Navy harbour tug USS Menominee (YTB-790) of 1964
  • the US Navy Valiant-class tugboat USS Menominee (YTB-807) of 2011

Usage examples of "menominee".

Because Johnny wanted to look over the district from the air they flew south past Chambers Island in Green Bay, almost to Menominee, then turned north again.

Indian Agent at the Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin knows this: from the time Billie Freschette returned there until her death in 1968, she received mysterious monthly checks from Switzerland.

Lake Winnebago, to tribes around Lake Mendota, and finally, early in the nineteenth century, to one Solomon Juneau, a Frenchman, at the new trading post of Milwaukee on the Menominee River and the shore of Lake Michigan.

Trickster decided to pay his respects to the Menominee in Milwaukee and make sure they made room for him in their part of the parade.

The medicine woman of the Menominee was an elder in her seventies who invited Trickster into her house immediately, promptly cuffed the little rogue on the back of the neck, and offered him tobacco.

Almost every shade, from the ash-color of the Menominees through the cinnamon-red, copper, and bronze tints, may be found among the tribes formerly occupying the territory cast of the Mississippi, until we reach the dark-skinned Kaws of Kansas, who are nearly as black as the negro.

Most of them were closed and boarded up, but at Menominee, the last town before I crossed into Wisconsin, I passed one that was open and impulsively I turned the car around and went back to it.