Wisconsin's Tribes Enrich the Travel Experience Through Education and Entertainment
(ARA, JSonline) - Many people associate Native American tribes and culture with
the great plains and western frontiers of the United States. Yet deep in
the heartland, Wisconsin is home to more Native American tribes than any
other state east of the Mississippi. Eleven tribes dot the state, sharing
their land, culture, art and tradition through historic villages, festive
pow-wows and scenic landscapes.
The first stewards of Wisconsin's land and waters
While interest in eco-friendly lifestyles is becoming mainstream, the nation's native people were the original stewards of the land. That ition of stewardship continues in Wisconsin, where the Red Cliff Chippewa opened Frog Bay Tribal National Park in summer 2012, making it the first tribal park ever to open to the public. The land originally belonged to the tribe and, with the help of a nearly half million-dollar grant, they were able to purchase it back to open it to the public. With 89-acres of immaculate forest, the new park offers a quarter mile of sandy beaches, a canopy of rare trees and abundant wildlife.
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