Wisconsin Historical Society to commemorate Ojibwe treaty

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ASHLAND CO., WI — This weekend, the Wisconsin Historical Society will be presenting the Commemoration of the Treaty of 1854 with a series of events at the Madeline Island Museum.

This year marks the 165th anniversary of the signing of the treaty which established the first Ojibwe reservations and stipulated the rights of the Ojibwe to hunt, gather and fish in the ceded territories.

The treaty was signed at LaPointe on Madeline Island.

The commemoration event kicks off on Saturday, Sep. 28 around 10 a.m. and will feature artist demonstrations in the main gallery, cultural talks with Jim Pete and Carolyn Gouge, and an afternoon talk about the Sandy Lake Tragedy with author Colin Mustful.

For more information on the event, click here.

Mustful stopped by the KBJR 6 studio to talk about his novel, Resisting Removal: The Sandy Lake Tragedy of 1850.

The book examines the history of the Ojibwe people of Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin and how they came to be established on the reservations where they live today.

Mustful is attending a book signing event at the Bookstore at Fitger’s in Duluth on Friday, Sept. 27th at 4-7 p.m.

For more information on Colin Mustful, click here.

Ryan Haff

Ryan Haff

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