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Tribe restoring land to its native state


A tractor hauled a planter in even rows across a farm field in rural Shabbona Tuesday, but the seeds it was planting were neither corn nor soybeans – they were a blend of prairie grasses. The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, a Kansas-based American Indian tribe, is restoring 125 of the 128 acres that it owns on University Road to a native prairie state. The land had been planted with row crops.