The Homeland & Its Use

Today Native people in the Midwest hunt, fish, gather wild rice, and use products of the forest in ways that both reflect their histories and reinforce their identity as modern Native people. Sites for subsistence activity are scattered through the Midwest, and today Native people consider many of these to be sacred. After years of struggle, Native people recently obtained their treaty rights to hunt, fish, and gather off their reservations. What followed was a massive commitment of tribal resources to protecting fisheries, rice habitats, and forestry for all the citizens in their states. These are the issues that are explored in this section.

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