Ho-Chunk Nation to accept part of former Army plant

The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin says it has reached an agreement to accept 1,550 acres at the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant.

The tribe has claimed parts of the 7,354-acre plant as ancestral territory. But tribal leaders were worried that certain parcels were contaminated.

After negotiations with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the General Services Administration, the tribe says it is willing to accept the 1,550 acres in the northwestern quadrant of the plant. The tribe scheduled a signing ceremony for Monday, March 19, to discuss preservation of the site.

The tribe plans to use the land to graze bison and produce organic meat, a spokesperson said.

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Ho-Chunk accepts Badger land (The Baraboo News-Republic 3/2)

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Badger Army Ammunition Plant - http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/aap-badger.htm

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