Image from “Spirit of the Ojibwe: Images of Lac Courte Oreilles Elders” book cover. Viewed online.

Discover the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s history with this collection of oral biographies and color portraits of thirty-two tribal elders.

Learn how this nation adapted and triumphed over cultural oppression and government treaties, as well as how they still live close to nature’s rhythms. These stories reveal the Lac Courte Oreilles’ history, traditions, migrations, spiritual practices, and clan structure.

Contributed by Sara Balbin

Contributed by James R. Bailey

Contributed by Thelma Nayquonabe