from the Stockbridge newspaper Aug 10, 1968.
A ceremony to honor the remaining few ancestors of the Stockbridge, Brothertown and Munsee Indians, who founded Stockbridge and Brothertown, took place Thursday night at the harbor here.
About 75 persons, mostly local residents, county board officials, and several long-haired, bearded students, attended the somewhat unorganized program which had been planning during the week by James K. Phillips, professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin extension, Fox Valley Center, Menasha.
Most of the invited guests, including a few of the remaining ancestors of the original settlers, officials from Indian tribes, and the Oneida Indian Singers, were unable to attend at short notice.
A small boat hauled to the harbor atop a foreign car and featuring a psychedelic painting received unfavorable comment from those attended and never touched the water.
Gilbert Hipke, New Holstein, chairman of the county board of supervisors, asked to address the group, said he “hoped, in part, it was to honor and pay respect to some of the Indian founders of Calumet County.” He noted that a few years ago, Moody Man, an Indian who was the first judge in the county, had been honored and his burial place marked. He pointed out that the Indian mounds in the county park had been preserved.
During the affair, John William Doxtator, who lives just south of here and is the grandson of Moses Doxtator, one of the original Stockbridge settlers in 1832, was introduced and pleased the crowd with an Indian song which he learned during his school days at Oneida.
Also present were Mrs. Doxtator and their three daughters: Mrs. Wayne Mattson, Fond du Lac, and Mrs. Elaine Mueller and Mrs. Jerome Vande Voort, Stockbridge; Thomas Quinney bearing the name of the chief who led the Stockbridgers to Wisconsin’ and several others.
Percy Powless, chairman of the Oneida Indian Council, was present and explained that the Oneida Singers were unable to attend.
Hipke thanked the citizens for attending and said he hoped this would be a prelude to another ceremony, perhpas handled locally.