Red Cliff Ojibwe in Wisconsin, History of ice industry

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An ice fisher drills a hole on a frozen lake.
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From harvesting blocks from frozen lakes to freezers in every home, the ice industry has a long history. The author of a new book helps us learn more about it. We also talk with an historian about the overlooked history of the Red Cliff Ojibwe in Wisconsin.

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    A historian who is a citizen of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe wrote a book correcting the inaccurate history of his tribe’s land in northern Wisconsin and other parts of the Great Lakes region. He joins us to discuss his research that has been named a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Michael Witgen Guest
  • Amy Brady Guest

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