Kiwikapawa, or Kickapoo, is a small and sparsely populated fithing stretching along
the northern border of the province. It is still largely Native, the people
speaking a northerly dialect of Sauk-Fox. It is administered from the
small town of Prairie-du-Chien, an old French fur post at the confluence
of the Ouisconsin and Mississippi Rivers. Alliance Rock, a small boulder near Prairie du Chien, was the site of the 1828 treaty regarded as the birth of Ouisconsin. The alliance that emerged was named after the river along which they first met, and the province in turn took its name from the alliance. Today, Alliance Rock is one of only three places to house a contingent of Ouisconsin's famous Gubernatorial Guard, the others being the Palace in St. Francis and the war memorial at Fort Starving Rock.