Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians


 

~Welcome to the Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Website~

The tribe originally lived on South Island in Lac Vieux Desert until they moved to the south shore of the lake around 1880.

Fishing, hunting and gathering natural foods has sustained the members of the Lac Vieux Desert Band for years.

After the treaty of 1854, a large portion of the Lac Vieux Desert Band returned to this village from the established reservation at L'anse. When the ceded Indian lands were placed on public sale, the Indian of Katikitegoning pooled part of the yield of their winter hunting, and took the furs to the Public Land Office in Marquette to purchase the land they were living on.