Strawberry Island http://wxpr.org en Tribe Celebrates Return of Strawberry Island http://wxpr.org/post/tribe-celebrates-return-strawberry-island <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lac du Flambeau celebrated the tribe’s purchase of the historic Strawberry Island Thursday. &nbsp;The</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;land was privately held for over a hundred years.</span></p><p>About a hundred people gathered on Sand Beach across from the island that gets its name from its strawberry-like shape.&nbsp; It’s the site of an important battle between the Ojibwe and the Sioux peoples.&nbsp; Lac du Flambeau Chairman Tom Maulson says it’s also spiritually important.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:36:49 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21272 at http://wxpr.org Tribe Celebrates Return of Strawberry Island LDF Tribe Purchases Strawberry Island http://wxpr.org/post/ldf-tribe-purchases-strawberry-island <p></p><p>In 1745, the Ojibwe defeated the Lakota Sioux in a battle at a place called Strawberry Island, now&nbsp;on &nbsp;the Lac du Flambeau Chippewa reservation in Vilas county. It ended the Sioux dominance in this region. The island had been listed in the National Register of Historic Places, but to the Chippewa, it was a place of significant cultural and spiritual meaning that they did not own, until Monday.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:31:11 +0000 Ken Krall 12565 at http://wxpr.org LDF Tribe Purchases Strawberry Island LDF Tribe Agrees To Buy Strawberry Island http://wxpr.org/post/ldf-tribe-agrees-buy-strawberry-island <p></p><p>A long time standoff between the owner of Strawberry Island in Lac du Flambeau and the tribe is a step closer to being resolved.</p><p>This week the tribe's Land Management Office told the tribal council they had come to an agreement to acquire Strawberry Island for $250,000. The tribal council passed a resolution approving the sale.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:53:27 +0000 Ken Krall 12191 at http://wxpr.org LDF Tribe Agrees To Buy Strawberry Island