To Charles Clark, success meant finding ways to serve his family, community, and country. Clark is best remembered as a founder of the consumer products corporation, Kimberly-Clark, but his work in Neenah, Wisconsin, dates back to the 1850s when he worked in a furniture factory to help support his family while he simultaneously attended school.
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.