People of the Sturgeon



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This story map provides a new way to experience the message of the book People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin’s Love Affair with an Ancient Fish.

Goals of the Story Map

  • Provide a new way to interact with and experience the book People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin’s Love Affair with an Ancient Fish
  • Share historic photos of the different ways that people in Wisconsin have interacted with sturgeon
  • Embed audio clips of interviews related to the book
  • Share maps of ongoing sturgeon restoration projects throughout the region

Guidance & Resources

People of the Sturgeon chronicles the history of the sturgeon fish in Wisconsin and the cultural traditions that surround it. This story map combines photos and tales from the original book with audio clips and interactive maps to enhance the reader’s experience.

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Related Learning Opportunities


sturgeon, spearing, fishing, history, restoration, Great Lakes, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Wisconsin