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Couderay in Sawyer County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Court Oreilles

 
 
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By Keith L, September 17, 2011
1. Court Oreilles Marker
Inscription. 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

 
Erected 1955 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 39.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 47.79′ N, 91° 18.046′ W. Marker is in Couderay, Wisconsin, in Sawyer County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 27 / 70 and Valesh Street, on the right when traveling east
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By Keith L, September 17, 2011
2. Court Oreilles Marker
on State Highway 27 / 70. Touch for map. Marker is at a highway pull-off. Marker is in this post office area: Couderay WI 54828, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pierre Esprit Radisson and Medard Groseilliers (approx. 5.9 miles away); St. Francis Solanus Indian Mission (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Chippewa Flowage (approx. 10.8 miles away); Namekagon - Court Oreilles Portage (approx. 13.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Lac Courte Oreilles. "The Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe is one of six bands of the Lake Superior Band of Chippewa Indians who entered into treaties with the United States in 1837, 1842, and 1854." (Submitted on September 18, 2011.) 

2. Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council. Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin. (Submitted on September 18, 2011.) 

3. Lac Courte Oreilles. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 18, 2011.) 

4. Winter Area Chamber of Commerce. "Couderay is considered a site of historical interest. Two markers and a wayside have been constructed in the Village commemorating the Tubby Forest and the Lac Court Oreilles Indians." (Submitted on September 18, 2011.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationNative Americans
 
Court Oreilles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 17, 2011
3. Court Oreilles Marker
The Tubby Forest Marker can be seen in the distance near the highway.
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By Keith L, September 17, 2011
4. Nearby Marker
The Tubby Forest
This memorial forest is dedicated to our dog, Tubby, a brown and white springer spaniel. Loyal comrade, constant companion for fourteen years, and a friend to all mankind. "He that planteth a tree is the servant of God. He provideth a kindness for many generations, and faces that he hath not seen shall bless him."
Erected by C.M. Olson, 1956
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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