My name is Matthew Putnam. I am a Citizen of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, originally from the New England area and forcibly relocated to Bowler, Wisconsin. Over the years, I have worked as a police officer and a game warden in the state of Wisconsin. I served as the Vice Chairman of my Tribe in 2019-2020. For the past thirty years, I have worked for and operated a logging company on the Menominee Indian reservation. I was a decorated amateur boxer with a 40-5 open record during my youth. As a young man, I was 7-0-1 (5 KO) as a professional. After my professional boxing career, I coached for many years. I am currently only working with and training my son, Caleb. I very much enjoy researching and teaching my Tribe’s history and current tribal culture, along with genealogy and our relationships with other Indian Nations. We must not forget who we are, where we come from, and our relationships to one another. The advice that I try to live by and give to others is to get up every day and try to make your community a better place.
"providing historically accurate content/living history interpretation through the engagement of actual Citizens of the Federally Recognized Nations whose historical homelands lie in the northeast woodlands."