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The Nation - News from May 8, 1989

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Two Chippewa Indian bands in Lac du Flambeau, Wis., stopped spearfishing for the spring season, ending a practice that drew fierce opposition despite treaty protection, officials said. “It is a gesture of good will that neither the state officials nor the people of northern Wisconsin deserve, but that we are freely offering them anyway,” said Michael Allen, chairman of the Lac du Flambeau Chippewa band. The spearfishing season, which coincides with the spring spawning of walleyed pike and which began April 23, normally ends in the beginning of May anyway. The Mole Lake band also announced it ended spearfishing.

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