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Archival Sources on American Indians at the UMD Archives

A guide to materials created by or about Anishinaabe, Ojibwe and other Indigenous people in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives

The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Land Acknowledgment

We collectively acknowledge that the University of Minnesota Duluth is located on the traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of Indigenous people. The University resides on land that was cared for and called home by the Ojibwe people, before them the Dakota and Northern Cheyenne people, and other Native peoples from time immemorial. Ceded by the Ojibwe in an 1854 treaty, this land holds great historical, spiritual, and personal significance for its original stewards, the Native nations and peoples of this region. We recognize and continually support and advocate for the sovereignty of the Native nations in this territory and beyond. By offering this land acknowledgment, we affirm tribal sovereignty and will work to hold the University of Minnesota Duluth accountable to American Indian peoples and nations. For more information click here.

How this Guide is Organized

This guide is divided into 7 sections. A link to each section is available on the left side of this page or near the top depending on the computer or mobile device you are using.

  • Introduction
  • Archival Collections
  • Oral History Interviews
  • Photographs
  • American Indian Programs and Indigenous People at UMD
  • Sources related to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • Sources related to the Bois Forte Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • Ethical Treatment of American Indian Archival Materials

If you do not see what you are looking for or if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the UMD Archives at or (218) 726-8526.

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