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Wisconsin is home to the nation's first Indian-owned distillery

RED CLIFF, Wis. – One of the last relics of federal prohibition may soon come to an end, after Congress voted late last month to lift a 184-year-old ban that prohibited distilleries on tribal lands.

Once signed into law, American Indians across the country can tap into the budding industry of craft spirits on their own lands, no longer stifled by a policy from a time when federal authorities forcibly removed tribes from their homelands and enacted discriminatory statutes aimed at choking off Native wealth.


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