Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La Verendrye, established Fort St. Charles on Lake of the Woods in 1732. A daring soldier, fur trader, and explorer, La Verendrye had the ambitious dream of finding the fabled "Western Sea" and sought to . . . — — Map (db m8375) HM
The name Warroad bespeaks the Indian heritage of this town, once one of the largest Chippewa villages on Lake of the Woods. The Chippewa fought a long and fierce war against the Sioux for the lake's rice fields. Occupying the prairies of the Red . . . — — Map (db m8420) HM
One mile east of this point, just north of the mouth of Warroad River, stood a post of the American Fur Company, built about 1820.
The French explorer LaVerendrye, and his party probably visited this region in 1732 en route to build Fort St. . . . — — Map (db m207752) HM