Lac du Flambeau Heritage Tour

In ancient times, the Ojibwe people (Chippewa) left their homeland in the east by the Big Salt Water. A prophecy foretold a journey that would end when they found food that grew on water. It was in the North Country lakes that they found wild rice growing in abundance. Maple sugaring, hunting and fishing were good too. The reflection of pine and tamarack on placid lake waters will make you glad that much is unchanged on the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Reservation. The name "Lac du Flambeau" (Lake of the Torches) comes from the French who observed the band's spring spearfishing ritual where fish were attracted to the canoes with torchlight. Each Tuesday evening in summer, tribal members dance, sing and drum at the Lac du Flambeau Indian Bowl. The Ojibwe Museum & Cultural Center has a wonderful exhibit of the band's history in this land of plenty. When you visit you'll likely be greeted with "Boozhoo" which means "hello," and when leaving "Miigwetch, Ga waa ba min" or "Thank you." We'll be seeing you.


  • On Water