More than a year ago Richie Plass, a Menominee Indian, visited the Lake Poygan Paygrounds, read an historical marker, looked at the lake and began to think of a journey he needed to take. The words on the marker read: "In 1836 the Menominee Indians ceded all their lands between the Wolf and Fox rivers to the U.S. government. Payment was made every October in 20 annual installments on these grounds.
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