Trace the journey of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and their settlement in northern Minnesota, learn about their fate during a period of treaties made and broken, and follow their story up to the present day. Exhibits, including video and computer interactives, listening stations and objects, reveal information about Ojibwe life today, from how dance traditions are carried on to members' interests in music to sovereignty issues. The museum's spacious crafts room serves as a demonstration area for traditional cooking, birch-bark basketry and beadwork. Adjacent to the museum, a restored trading post retains its 1930s appearance.
Links to Help with Your Visit
- Get some ideas on planning a trip to the Mille Lacs area with the Star Tribune's Midwest Traveler.
- Explore how Minnesota museums are working to create community in this documentary co-produced by the Minnesota Historical Society, the Minnesota Museums Association, Hennepin History Museum and Twin Cities Public Television.
- The Mille Lacs Indian Museum is pleased to be a part of the travel site www.familydaysout.com.