Centrally located within the United States, the Midwest is known for its expansive farmlands and variety of wildlife. Tribes living in the early Midwest commonly lived in tepees as well as grass houses and were primarily hunter-gatherers. Today, the Midwest not only holds the history of many large tribes, but is still their current region as well.
- The states of this region border four of the five Great Lakes and contain the headwaters of the USA's mightiest river – the Mississippi.
- All of Wisconsin's tribes hold Pow Wow celebrations throughout the year which are open to the public.
- Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake.
- Fishing is an important part of the culture of many Midwestern tribes due to their proximity of such large bodies of water.