Chief Tomah ~ Menomonee

Published on February 8, 2011 by Amy

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As white settlers came into the area now known as Tomah, two men started to visualize a town. Robert E. Gillett and his son Robert A. Gillett stood a top a knoll in the Lemonwier Valley and looked down at the site. They wanted to come up with a name for the town that showed the history of the area. No battles had been fought and no villages had been there before but the legend of one great man’s life stuck in their minds. The decision to name the town Tomah was made.

Chief Thomas ” Tomah” Carron was a man of strong character and high ideals. He was born in 1752 near Green Bay. As a young boy he watched his father take their tribe into battle. When Chief Tomah took command of the tribe they came to settle in the Lemonwier Valley. He built his council house near the Lemonwier River (River of Memory), so that his tribe could meet the Winnebago. To discuss important issues. Slowly Chief Tomah watch as the British and French took over his lands, ending the way of life known to Wisconsin Native American Chief Tomah, however, still wanted peace in his land. Even when Chief Tecumseh came to him to attack and wipe out the settlers Chief Tomah counseled against war.

Be stated, ” It is my proud boast that these hands are unstained by human blood.”

The war of 1812 brought pace to an end, Chief Tomah became a part of the battle of Mackinac. The United States Army won and came to take control of Wisconsin lands.

Chief Tomah died in 1818 and was buried at Mackinac Island. One person described Chief Tomah by saying; “One felt the earth was too mean for such a man to walk upon.”

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