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Assisting the Elderly | Johnson

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by Greg 'Biskakone' Johnson | June 3, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project

Greg 'Biskakone' Johnson is a member of the Lynx Clan and an enrolled member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. His home on the Lac du Flambeau reservation, established by the Treaty of 1854, is also known as Waaswaaganing, “the place of the torch.” Greg lives his life according to the four seasons, as did his ancestors. He harvests deer, fish, maple sugar, berries, wild rice, and wild plants. He is passionate about keeping the traditional ways alive, and he takes every opportunity to teach these ways to others.... (Continued below.)
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Assisting the Elderly

Greg 'Biskakone' Johnson

Release date: June 3, 2020

Size: 11x17. Printed on heavy white paper with a matte surface.

About the artist

Greg 'Biskakone' Johnson is a member of the Lynx Clan and an enrolled member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. His home on the Lac du Flambeau reservation established by the Treaty of 1854 is also known as Waaswaaganing, “the place of the torch.” Greg lives his life according to the four seasons, as did his ancestors. He harvests deer, fish, maple sugar, berries, wild rice, and wild plants. He enjoys trapping and snaring as well as hunting with a gun.

Greg is passionate about keeping the traditional ways alive, and he takes every opportunity to teach these ways to others. Whether he is taking a group of students spearing for the first time or showing community members how to make buckskin moccasins, he shares his knowledge in the hope of keeping a vibrant traditional way of life relevant today. Greg’s favorite students are his children, Wasanodae, Koen and Blaise and one on the way in November. Greg taught his daughter how to skin a deer when she was four and his son to make moccasins at age five. Together, the kids tracked their first deer before they turned six.

"My father was a WWII veteran so I grew up flipping through his WW2 books. When I was approached to design this poster, I had tons of ideas thanks to my fathers collections! I really enjoyed creating this poster for the Covid-19 pandemic awareness movement. Like in the past, we are once again reminded to stick together to defeat and overcome an enemy. We are all in this together! Take care of one another."

About the project

Public information posters have long been a part of history. The Wisconsin Historical Society's Covid-19 Poster Project features Wisconsin artists and their representations of the COVID-19 pandemic through new, relevant public information posters. These posters, created during the COVID-19 pandemic, will become part of the collections at the Society where they can be viewed and appreciated by future generations.

More information

Wisconsin Historical Society | Covid 19 Poster Project

Greg's Instagram

Assisting the Elderly

Greg 'Biskakone' Johnson

Release date: June 3, 2020

Size: 11x17. Printed on heavy white paper with a matte surface.

About the artist

Greg 'Biskakone' Johnson is a member of the Lynx Clan and an enrolled member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. His home on the Lac du Flambeau reservation established by the Treaty of 1854 is also known as Waaswaaganing, “the place of the torch.” Greg lives his life according to the four seasons, as did his ancestors. He harvests deer, fish, maple sugar, berries, wild rice, and wild plants. He enjoys trapping and snaring as well as hunting with a gun.

Greg is passionate about keeping the traditional ways alive, and he takes every opportunity to teach these ways to others. Whether he is taking a group of students spearing for the first time or showing community members how to make buckskin moccasins, he shares his knowledge in the hope of keeping a vibrant traditional way of life relevant today. Greg’s favorite students are his children, Wasanodae, Koen and Blaise and one on the way in November. Greg taught his daughter how to skin a deer when she was four and his son to make moccasins at age five. Together, the kids tracked their first deer before they turned six.

"My father was a WWII veteran so I grew up flipping through his WW2 books. When I was approached to design this poster, I had tons of ideas thanks to my fathers collections! I really enjoyed creating this poster for the Covid-19 pandemic awareness movement. Like in the past, we are once again reminded to stick together to defeat and overcome an enemy. We are all in this together! Take care of one another."

About the project

Public information posters have long been a part of history. The Wisconsin Historical Society's Covid-19 Poster Project features Wisconsin artists and their representations of the COVID-19 pandemic through new, relevant public information posters. These posters, created during the COVID-19 pandemic, will become part of the collections at the Society where they can be viewed and appreciated by future generations.

More information

Wisconsin Historical Society | Covid 19 Poster Project

Greg's Instagram

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