Minnesota Highway Signs Mark 1854 Treaty Boundaries Between Federal Government and 3 Tribes – WCCO


ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) – Transport crews install 12 road signs in northeastern Minnesota that have significant historical significance.

The panels, in preparation for more than a decade, mark the boundaries of a treaty signed in 1854 by the federal government and three Ojibwa tribes – the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and the Fond Band. from Lake Chippewa Upper Lake.

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation installed the first sign on November 1 on Highway 61 southbound, just south of the Canadian border and near the entrance to Grand Portage State Park.

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The Grand Portage tribe first requested signs recognizing treaty boundaries 11 years ago, followed by requests from the Bois Forte and Fond du Lac bands.

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