Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana

McDowell Lake

This Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement is located in Northwestern Ontario. It is an isolated community. More so than most other isolated Ojibwa communities. There is no winter road which connects McDowell Lake to any other settlement. Planes are used to bring in food and other supplies. In the Severn Ojibwa dialect of the Anishinabe Language, McDowell Lake is named Mi-si Zha-ga-i-gan. The population of McDowell Lake is small. There may be up to 50 or more people living in the small settlement. Using google earth to count their housing units is difficult. There could be 10 or more housing units in McDowell Lake. Johnny Keneguanash established McDowell Lake or Mi-si Zha-ga-i-gan in the 1940's. Below is a link to a picture to the Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement of McDowell Lake.

Photo of McDowell Lake

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