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How the history of Leech Lake and Red Lake went down totally different paths

Posted on AllSides November 22nd, 2023
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This week, we're bringing you an episode about land, power, and history from our friends at NPR's Throughline podcast, and our play cousin Sequoia Carrillo. The word "reservation" implies "reserved" – as in, this land is reserved for Native Americans. But most reservation land actually isn't owned by tribes. Instead it's checkerboarded into private farmland, federal forests, summer camps, even resorts. That's true for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota, where the tribe owns just a tiny fraction of its reservation land. But just northwest of Leech Lake is...

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