Earlier this #UWNativeNovember, students and staff joined together with Bill Quackenbush, the @hochunknation’s Tribal Historic Preservation officer, to build a traditional Ho-Chunk dwelling near Dejope Residence Hall. The dwelling, called a ciiporoke (chee-POE-doe-kay), has long been a place of home, family, community, teaching and learning in the Ho-Chunk culture and remains an essential part of Ho-Chunk life. UW–Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place the Ho-Chunk Nation call Teejop (day-JOPE). In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede the territory. The ciiporoke is the standard Ho-Chunk housing structure used in the Teejop area.

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