People of the Sturgeon

  • by Kathleen Schmitt Kline, Ronald M. Bruch, Frederick P. Binkowski
  • Narrated by Kathleen Schmitt Kline
  • 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

People of the Sturgeon is a history of the lake sturgeon in Wisconsin's Lake Winnebago region, told through a fascinating collection of stories on the culture, art, and science surrounding this mysterious fish. 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. 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.
This audiobook includes updates on Menominee-DNR relations, new information on sturgeon aging, wonderful music by Graminy, and definitive recordings of the mysterious sounds of sturgeon thunder.

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entertaining history

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the history of an ancient fish needed to be told


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-06-2012
  • Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press