Recorded in the natural settings of the regions that native people have called home for centuries, Tribal Histories feature tribal members sharing the challenges, triumphs and time-honored traditions that have shaped their vibrant communities across generations.

By the banks of the Lemonweir River in what for ages had been Ho-Chunk territory, Andy Thundercloud shares the oral tradition of his people. Thundercloud tells of a traveling people who migrated across the land to become many different tribes, of the importance of maintaining the traditional language, and of the wonderful way of life he has known.

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