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Rhonda Funmaker

Ho Chunk Traditional Foods
Friendship, WI

Bear Clan member Rhonda Funmaker is a traditional Ho Chunk gardener and cook. Through her business Native Gardener, Rhonda specializes in organic gardening, natural cooking and preserving such foods as corn, squash, beans, berries, buffalo, and breads. Rhonda is dedicated to promoting and protecting knowledge of traditional Ho Chunk ways passed on to her by earlier generations. Rhonda does workshops which identify the plants that we can eat as food and how they are incorporated in Woodland Indian artwork, as well as new workshops that deal with jewelry, Woodland design, and solar cooking.

Program Formats

A general presentation

An introductory workshop

An in-depth workshop

Best for Ages

Early elementary
Grades K-2, ages 5-7

Upper elementary
Grades 3-5, ages 8-10

Middle school
Grades 6-8, ages 11-13

High school
Grades 9-12, ages 14-18

Adults, ages 18 and up

Mixed audiences of any age


Artist fee:

$200 (Negotiable)


Mileage plus reimbursement for supplies

Program Needs:
For hands-on workshops, access to kitchen facilities.

No restrictions

Past Venues:

  • Smithsonian American Indian Museum, 2005
  • Wisconsin Folklife Festival, Madison, 1998
  • Ho-Chunk Wazijaci Labor Day Powwow, Black River Falls
  • Midwest Renewable Energy Fair, Amherst
  • Rhythm and Booms, Madison

Rhonda Funmaker
916 Hwy 21-E
Friendship, WI  53934

last updated: 12/22/2011   


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