There are numerous evidence of prehistoric occupation of this region. In common with many regions
contignous to large bodies of water, and which possess natural advantages for the easy preservation of human
life, this county contains mounds which were the work of a race long since extinct.
Under the more modern divisions of men's ownership. The county formed a part of the Winnebago
Territory, although no Indians, other than civilized bands, have occupied the land since the advent of the white
man, with the exception of a few wandering bands of the Winnebagoes, Chippewas, I'ottawatomies and
Menomonees, who occasionally passed through, remaining only a few days. The last band of any considerable
size who remained in the county was "Littleway's band" of fifty Menomonee warriors, who, with their woman and
children, has their winter camp, for a number of years prior to 1848, on the Manitowoc River near the site of the
present railroad depot at Chilton.
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