April 28, 2023
There is a rich and storied Native American history along the North Shore in Minnesota. Suppose you plan to visit the area and bring your kids. In that case, you should brush up on your Native American history before you visit. To be near several great historical sites, book directly with Cascade Lodge. Here are some Native American history facts for kids that you will find information for your visit to the North Shore.
There are 11 sovereign indigenous nations in Minnesota.
There are seven Anishinaabe nations. These are the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, White Earth Band of Ojibwe, and Red Lake Nation.
There are also four Dakota nations. Those include the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Prairie Island Indian Community, Lower Sioux Indian Community, and Upper Sioux Indian Community.
The Explore Minnesota website states, "According to the Bdewakantonwan Dakota creation story, Dakota people and life began in Minnesota."
Take some time to explore the Poplar River near Lutsen, MN. The river proved an effective way for Ojibwe Native Americans to transport goods around the North Shore.
The Native American History for kids that you will learn will stay with you for a long time. Spend quality time with your family and learn a thing or two when you are at the Cascade Lodge. It's the perfect place to call home for a week or weekend. Cascade Lodge offers comfy cabins and vacation homes between Grand Marais and Lutsen. To book your vacation with Cascade Lodge, please check availability online or call us at 218-387-1112.