Walter Bresette passionately worked to educate others on issues such as tribal sovereignty, American Indian treaty rights, and environmentalism.
As a woman in the early 1900's, Kate Pelham Newcomb had to fight to achieve her dream of becoming a doctor. As a physician in the northwoods of Wisconsin, she sometimes had to fight to reach her patients, traveling by snowshoes and canoe.
During a time when the United States government was pushing many American Indian nations off their lands, Chief Oshkosh worked to negotiate treaties that would allow the Menominee to stay in their homeland. He also promoted his people's traditional forest management practices, known today as sustainable forestry.