Court Oreilles
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 45° 47.793 W 091° 18.049
15T E 632052 N 5072847
Quick Description: Court Oreilles Marker in Couderay.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 7/21/2007 2:24:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM1WKN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 31

Long Description:
The area around Lac Court Oreilles has long been a favorite habitat of Indians because of the abundant game, fish, berries and wild rice. Radisson and Groseilliers were the first white men to visit this area (1659) and they found Ottawa Indians. Before that the Sioux controlled this territory, and since 1745 the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indians have lived here continuously. The Ottawa were called "Short Ears" by the French. Court Oreilles (Couderay) means "short ears". However, the Indians and early English and American explorers always referred to the area as Ottawa Sagaigan or Lake. The Court Oreilles Indian Reservation contains nearly 70,000 acres and was set aside by the Treaty of La Pointe in 1854. There are approximately 1500 Chippewa Indians living on the reservation at this time.
County: Sawyer

Location: Other

MarkerID: 39

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