Glory of the Morning / Ho-po-ko-ekaw 1710-1789

Photographed November 18, 2014
Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin

Glory of the Morning
Winnebago Indian Chief who peacefully led her tribe for 50 years with a legendary commitment to their ongoing welfare and development. Known for her open and warm welcome to all her visitors, while fiercely protecting her Winnebago land, culture and heritage.
Her village was built here in Neenah on the island of the Fox River.
Glory of the Morning is located on westbound East Wisconsin Avenue, east of its intersection with North Commercial Street / Wisconsin Route 114, Neenah, Wisconsin 54956.

In an island village located near the northern base of Lake Winnebago, Glory of the Morning was born around the year 1711.   Her father was the Ho-Chunk chief at the time.  The island, formed by two branches of the Fox River flowing out from Lake Winnebago, today includes sections of the cities of Neenah and Menasha . . .

A beautiful statue!

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