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Mille Lacs Ojibwe Band marks 150 years after treaty


The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of 1855.

The treaty was negotiated by Chief Shaw-bosh-kung in the middle of the winter of 1855. It established a 61,000-acre reservation for the tribe.

The tribe gradually lost ownership of vast portions of the reservation due to allotment and non-Indian settlement. But attempts by Mille Lacs County to diminish the reservation have failed in the courts.

The tribe is holding a community feast and powwow today to mark the anniversary.

Get the Story:
Ojibwe to mark treaty's 150th year (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 2/22)
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Relevant Documents:
Treaty with the Chippewa, 1855

Relevant Links:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe - http://www.millelacsojibwe.org