South Onigum, Leech Lake Reservation
Located in the southwestern portion of the Chippewa Leech Lake Reservation, is the Chippewa settlement of South Onigum. All four Onigum settlements are located around Agency Bay. In the Chippewa dialect of the Anishinabe language, they would (i'm not certain) refer to this settlement as Shaw-won O-ni-gum, which means South Onigum of course. Walker, Minnesota which borders the Reservation or even lies partially within the Reservation, is located not too far away. There may be over 125 or so housing units located in south onigum. The population of south onigum may be between 375 and 500. The settlement covers a large area. Chippewa settlements tend to have household average sizes of 3.0 to 4.0 persons per household. Native Americans probably make up the majority of the population. Below are several links to pictures of the beautiful Chippewa settlement of South Onigum, Minnesota.