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Emma Big Bear Foundation



About Us

Emma Big Bear Foundation is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to educate the public and preserve handmade baskets, artifacts, photos, paintings, traditions, history, and stories of Emma Big Bear who came from a long line of Decorah family chiefs of the Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Nation and also made her home in McGregor/Marquette, Iowa and Prairie du Chien, WI. Find us at We give quality photos and prints of Emma Big Bear in exchange for donations or memberships to help continue operations, missions, and fund the annual Emma Big Bear Day with artifacts, speakers, and large exhibits.

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