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n. Michigan & Northern Wisconsin
A native or inhabitant of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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The residents of the area, referred to as the "land of the Yoopers," consist heavily of Native Americans, most of them living in the reservations in that part of the country.
ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT is Jeff Daniels' madcap comedy about five yoopers (residents of Michigan's Upper Peninsula) and their escapades at a ramshackle deer camp on the eve of the 1989 hunting season's Opening Day.
Outdoorama will feature daily stage performances by Da Yoopers musical-comedy troupe and ventriloquist-comedian Eddie Jaye.