On Tuesday, a team of divers brought up a 1,200-year-old canoe from the depths of Lake Mendota. The canoe, which belonged to ancestors of the Ho-Chunk nation, has been released into the care of the Wisconsin Historical Society for preservation.
Eventually, according to the Wisconsin State Journal, the craft will go on display in a new, expanded Historical Society Museum on the capitol square.
For more on the discovery, our Producer Jonah Chester spoke with Bill Quackenbush, a tribal historic preservation officer with the Ho-Chunk Nation.
PHOTO: Lake Mendota at sunset / Jonah Chester