Otāēqciah (Crane) Collection

Otāēqciah (Crane) Collection

A Menominee Clan-Based Collection of Indigenous Knowledge.

The Otāēqciah  Clan are the the architects, builders, and artisans. With those clan strengths, comes knowledge. In this collection you will find sub-collections that are affiliated with this clan's bundle of knowledge.

Some collections kept in this community are:


  • Traditional & Contemporary Arts
  • Social Dances
  • Traditional Architecture
  • Ancient Mound Complexes
  • Buildings from the 19th-20th Centuries



*As we learn more about the clans from the community and continue to consult with the people, sub-collections can be re-oriented under a better suited Clan-Based Collection of Indigenous Knowledge. We aspire to grow our understanding of the Menominee Clan System so that we may include additional clans and their strengths. These Clan-Based Collections of Indigenous Knowledge are an opportunity to indigenize how we gather and look for cultural heritage materials.

In this collection