The Friends of Aztlan State Park will host a membership picnic on August 19 between 12:00 and 4:00 PM at the Aztalan State Park shelter at the second parking lot. The picnic will feature a special program on traditional Native American foods. The Friends will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, sweet corn, chips, and beverages, but attendees are invited asked to bring a dish to pass.
Ho-Chunk (also called Winnebago) people lived in the Lake Mills Aztalan area until they were forced to remove west to make way for American settlement, although some refused to to be removed and remained in the state and became recognized by the federal government in the 20th century as the Ho-Chunk Nation.
Traditional foods expert Rhonda Funmaker of the Ho-Chunk Nation with give a program on traditional Ho Chunk food at 2:00 and will provide samples to taste.
The picnic is free but a Wisconsin State Park sticker (either day or annual) is needed and can be purchased at the park. For more information contact Friends of Aztalan Executive Director Bob Birmingham at (608) 516-3421 or firstname.lastname@example.org. New members and the general public are welcome