Court Oreilles

Court Oreilles (HMVUK)

Location: Couderay, WI 54828 Sawyer County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 47.79', W 91° 18.046'

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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.

Erected 1955
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number39
Year Placed1955
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 2:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 632056 N 5072841
Decimal Degrees45.79650000, -91.30076667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 47.79', W 91° 18.046'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 47' 47.40" N, 91° 18' 2.76" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10-30 Gettysburg St, Couderay WI 54828, US
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