Native American, First Nations and American Indian are terms often used interchangeably, largely determined by personal preference. If possible, use a tribal nation’s name and self-reference. The term Indigenous generally refers to those peoples with pre-existing sovereignty who lived as communities prior to contact with settler populations. Indigenous is a broadly inclusive term owing to Indigenous peoples’ presence on every continent in the world fighting to remain culturally and politically intact amid ongoing dispossession and erasure. There are eleven federally recognized First Nations of Wisconsin. 574 federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native nations reside in the U.S. This collection speaks to the broad diversity of Indigenous stories in Wisconsin and across North America, bringing visibility to their experiences and the historical debts owed to the original occupants of these lands.