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Homecoming: Elk Step Onto Ho-Chunk Lands for First Time in 100 Years


They were driven out more than 100 years ago, but finally the elk are coming home to the Ho-Chunk Nation.

In late August, 23 elk originating from Kentucky were released in Wisconsin’s Black River State Forest—the heart of the Ho-Chunk Nation’s traditional lands—the first step in a longer-term plan to grow the herd in central Wisconsin to about 400 animals. It was a victory not only because of the restoration of a cultural and spiritual icon but also because of the roller-coaster nature of the challenges involved.



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