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Red Cliff Chippewa to open park to public


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Red Cliff Chippewa will become the first tribe in the nation to open a park to the public.

They are creating Frog Bay Tribal National Park on nearly 89 acres of its reservation and opening the lakeshore property and its views of the Apostle Islands in northern Wisconsin.

Red Cliff bought the nearly 89-acre property last month for half the $950,000 appraised value. The tribe received a $488,000 federal grant.

Red Cliff Natural Resources Administrator Chad Abel tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( that an official public opening is expected in August.

According to the National Park Service, there is no other tribally owned or controlled park in the U.S. open to the public.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,

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APNP-12-27-11 0714CST

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