Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana






Big Lake, Minnesota


It is a tiny settlement located just west of Big Lake which is a rather large Leech Lake Reservation lake covering nearly 5.0 sq. mi. This settlement does not have a name. I thought i name it after a lake it is located near. Big Lake or in Ojibway Ga-mi-chi, has about 7 housing units. All except two are mobile homes. Housing units are located along Punky Road Northeast. It is located within Ten Lake Township, Beltrami County, Minnesota which has a population of 1,026 according to a 2010 census. Indians make up 63.2% of it's population or 648. It's 69.9% when including Mexicans and mixed bloods. Big Lake may have a population of 10 to 20. Using google earths historical imagery, Big Lake does not show up until around 2004. It's a newer Leech Lake Reservation community. Elevation is 1,363 feet above sea level. This tiny settlement is located in a midst of a forest. Being located in them woods probably leads to some residents being weary of strangers. Below are a couple of google earth photos of Big Lake, Minnesota and to other Leech Lake Reservation communities.



Big Lake Full Photograph From Above

Big Lake Photograph From Above

Leech Lake Reservation

Communities

Agency Bay
Ball Club
Bena
Big Lake
Black Duck
Boy Lake
Breezy Point
Bug-on-ay-ge-shig
Cass Lake
Cass River
Cherry
Drewery Lake
East Ball Club
East Little Wolf
East Mission Lake
Flora Lake
Inger
Jackson Village
Kego Lake
Lake Little Moss
Lake Little Turtle
Lake Little Wolf
Lost Lake
Luck Lake
Mission Lake
Moss Lake
North Cass Lake
North Little Wolf
North Max
North Portage
Oak Point
On-i-gum
Pem-mi-can
Pennington
Ryan Village
South Cass Lake
South Max
South Mission
Squaw Lake
Sugar Maple
Sugar Point
Town Lake
Turtle River
West Ball Club
Win-di-go
Win-nie Dam
Wood Acres

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