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Based in Sault Ste. Marie on the St. Marys River between Lake Superior and Lake Huron, members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians are descended from the Anishinaabeg people who have lived in the Great Lakes Basin for millennia, traveled from coast to coast in migrations and trading. Today's tribe is a sovereign "nation within a nation" that has preserved its history and culture and rekindled its native language to pass down to the seventh generation.

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Story Of Our People

Our Culture



1836 Treaty Ceded Territory

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