Reconstructed Oneota ceramic jars: upper left found at McCauley site within Oshkosh city limits, center and upper right found at Lasley's Point site on the east shore of Lake Winneconne.
Archaeological research has identified a prehistoric culture named the Oneota that once lived throughout much of the Midwestern United States, including Wisconsin and Oshkosh.
The Oneota lived in farming communities situated along larger lakes, rivers and marshes. Their highly adaptive life style enabled them to flourish for several hundred years from approximately 1000 A.D. to just before the historic period marked by the first Europeans entering Wisconsin in 1634.
Oneota villages were situated for easy access to wildlife for food and to materials for tools, housing and clothing. ...