Menominee Nation revives sturgeon spearing hunt

For only the second year since the late 1800s, Menominee Nation hunters will be able to spear sturgeon on their reservation in Wisconsin.

Sturgeon spearing is one of the tribe's oldest traditions. But after being forced to give up millions of acres of land, the tribe lost its best hunting places. The federal government also forbade the tribe from hunting off the reservation.

The sturgeon runs that remained eventually dwindled because dams were built along the Wolf River. The tribe now hopes to revive the tradition with a three-month hunt on the 1,200-acre Legend Lake.

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Menominee revitalize sturgeon-spearing ritual (The Appleton Post-Crescent 2/6)

Relevant Links:
Menominee Nation - http://www.menominee.nsn.us