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Rich Sarazin, Adopted Ho-Chunk, 2012

Jim Funmaker adopted Rich Sarazin, who is of European descent in the late 1970s during the Funmaker family reunion at Perrot State Park in Trempealeau, WI.  He has been a friend to many of the Funmaker boys since the age of fifteen.  He is culturally recognized as a Ho-Chunk and is considered a member of the Funmaker family.  His Ho-Chunk name is Ma Co Ga (Grizzly Bear).

 

 

 

     

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