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Pine Bend, Minnesota

This White Earth Reservation community has a history linked to land allotments and a pastor who helped Chippewa's who had been swindled out of their land. Either Rev. Duane Porter or his brother Scott Porter, told Chippewa's who had lost their land allotments, to move to Pine Bend Methodist Episcopal Church at Pine Bend where 80 acres had been set aside by government officials. At it's height of population, around 100 people lived at Pine Bend. Today, population of Pine Bend is 28 according to a 2010 census. There are about 16 housing units in this settlement which means this cdp (Census Designated Place) has a higher population. Population of Pine Bend may actually be closer to 35 and 45. When including mixed bloods (7% of it's population), Native Americans (Native Americans account for 75% of Pine Bends population) account for 82% of this cdp's population. Pine Bend covers 1.3 sq. mi. Elevation is 1,444 feet above sea level. WER leaders must organize this community better and construct new housing units. Below is a google earth photo of Pine Bend, Minnesota and links to other White Earth Reservation communities.

Pine Bend From Above

White Earth Reservation


Aspinwall Lake
Bad Boy Lake
East Jack Haw Lake
Elbow Lake
Gull Lake
Ice Cracking Lake
Jack Haw Lake
Little Elbow
Long Lake
Long Lost Lake
Maple Grove Township
Pine Bend
Pine Point
Rice Lake
Round Lake
Snider Lake
South End or Auginaush
South Strawberry Lake
South Twin Lakes CDP (Census Designated Place)
South White Earth
Strawberry Lake
The Ranch
Trailer Park Village
Wadena Lake
West Naytahwaush
West Pine Point
West Rice Lake
West Roy Lake
West Snider Lake
White Earth
White Earth Lake

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