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Waswagoning Indian Village

Lac du Flambeau, WI, USA
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intrinsic-o wrote a review Aug 2020
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My child and I enjoyed the trip at Waswagoning. During the day we went on the tour. We helped and learned and laughed. We fell in love with the people, and all the nature that surrounded us. Sadly we were unable to return again. I was hoping to go back, as invited, for a winter visit to learn more during another season and see friends again that we had met. The place was beautiful, and the people unforgettable. We camped out there on a stormy night surrounded by nature. It was incredible. At dawn, the lake was covered in fog until the sun rose higher. We are grateful for the wonderful memories of the kindness and teachings that were shared with us. I certainly hope everyone is doing well. I would definitely visit again if I could.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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TippecanoeTwo wrote a review Jul 2019
Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin14 contributions9 helpful votes
This place was wonderful. Educational and interesting until it closed 5 years ago. Fortunately, Lac du Flambeau still has a wonderful museum downtown.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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k d wrote a review Nov 2017
Minocqua, Wisconsin7 contributions3 helpful votes
What a privilege to see this village. The community and leaders in the tribe have recreated a great way to see how the Ojibwe people lived in another era. There are wigwams to see, touch and go inside. You will be able to see how they constructed these dwellings so that they were portable for moving around seasonally. You will learn how they ate, hunted, utilized resources found on the land and water to create a life for their people. Excellent exhibit!
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Date of experience: August 2017
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grwootton wrote a review Jul 2017
Plattsville, Ontario2 contributions
It's been a while but I'm revisiting this site because this experience left a lasting impression. It's the best I've seen, particularly the interpreters. This compares favorably to similar efforts because it's least canned; it does nothing to sanitize the experience of woodland life. One can learn more about how to actually build structures including season by season adaptations. It's very immersive. Guides work from knowledge more than a script (do ask questions). 10 years in scouting then 25 as a leader and I've never seen bow drill fire starting done so well. This compares favorably to other examples such as Crawford Lake or Fort William because you're not next to the parking lot and deeper into the woods (if you're not an northerner, bring bug spray).
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Date of experience: August 2016
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Mike T wrote a review Aug 2016
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They do a great job, learned so much. I learned about their language and what words in our language come from theirs, I learned about the history.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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