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People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsinís Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

SKU: 978-0-87020-431-9
By: Kathleen Schmitt Kline, Ron Bruch & Fred Binkowski
Photographs by Bob Rashid

People of the Sturgeon is a history of the cultures surrounding lake sturgeon in Wisconsinís Lake Winnebago region, told by a fascinating collection of photos, artifacts, and a few good fish tales. More details...
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By: Kathleen Schmitt Kline, Ron Bruch, & Fred Binkowski
Photographs by Bob Rashid

Lake sturgeonóancient fish native to the Great Lakes region that can grow to be more than six feet longóhave teetered on the brink of extinction since the late nineteenth century. But in Wisconsin, careful management for over 100 years has allowed one population to thrive. People of the Sturgeon is a history of the cultures surrounding lake sturgeon in Wisconsinís Lake Winnebago region, told by a fascinating collection of photos, artifacts, and a few good fish tales.

From some of the earliest inhabitants of Wisconsin, the Menominee Indian Tribe, to the spearers who flock to frozen Lake Winnebago for the annual sturgeon spearing season, people have always been drawn to this ancient fish. While overfishing, dams and pollution nearly wiped out other populations of lake sturgeon, Winnebago sturgeon have survived and flourished because of the dedicated efforts of state managers, university researchers, and a determined group of spearers known as Sturgeon for Tomorrow. This is the only population of sturgeon in the world to have been nearly extirpated, then resurrected through a community-wide effort of people who are now joined together as People of the Sturgeon.

320 pages, including photos and illus., 8.5 x 10"

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"Wow"

Jay on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 2:36:48 PM

Comments: I watched these fish spawn on the wolf river as a kid. I wish I know their story back then. Amazing book!


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