Wa Kon Ja Xhenu
—Born October 10, 1896 Died November 15, 1971 —This plaque commemorates the memory and deed of Andrew Blackhawk who gave the land of the current Winnebago powwow grounds to his tribe with the hope that it would be used by his people for a common gathering site. This 10 acres of land became Winnebago tribal property on January 24, 1952 for the specific use of ceremonial and recreational purpose. The land was given at a time when there was much dissension among tribal members and Andrew hoped a common gathering ground would draw his people back into a "community."
|Placed By||Donated by the Andrew Blackhawk American Legion Auxiliary Unit 129|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 680320 N 4911627|
|Decimal Degrees||44.33551667, -90.73811667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 20.131', W 90° 44.287'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 20' 7.86" N, 90° 44' 17.22" W|
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|Area Code(s)||715, 608|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near W8426 WI-54, Black River Falls WI 54615, US|
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