The Bad River Lapointe Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians are a federally recognized tribe of Ojibwe people. The Bad River Reservation is located on the south shore of Lake Superior and has a land area of 156,000 acres Wisconsin straddling Ashland and Iron counties. The tribe has approximately 7,000 members, of whom about 1,800 lived on the reservation during the 2000 census.[1]

Most people live in one of four communities: OdanahDiaperville (also called Old Odanah),[2] Birch Hill, or Frank’s Field/Aspen Estates.[3] Odanah, the administrative and cultural center, is located five miles (8.0 km) east of the town of Ashland on U.S. Highway 2New Odanah is also located on the reservation. Over 90% of the reservation is undeveloped land.