Fond du Lac Cultural Center and Museum
1720 Big Lake Road, 
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 878-7582
Click here for a map to our location

Welcome to the Fond du Lac Reservation Cultural Center & Museum website. Feel free to wander around the Museum by clicking on the links to the left. The items featured on this site represent a small sampling of what you'll find in the Museum. We welcome you to visit the Cultural Center & Museum Monday – Friday, 9-12pm and 1-4pm.

The FDL Cultural Center and Museum invites anyone that's interested in recording their family, or FDL history on video. They have a comfortable space set up with all the equipment needed. Click here for details.

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2011 Birch Bark Canoe Build

The 2011 Birch Bark Canoe Build is complete! Check this space soon for a time-lapse movie of the build from start to finish. The canoe is on display inside the Museum.

2010 Birch Bark Canoe Build

A book was created featuring the 2010 Canoe build and associated Ojibwe Language. Click the following link for a pdf version of this book: Wiigwaasi Jiimaan 2010 (file size is 8.3Mb and may take some time to download on slower connections)

Our webcam took a screen shot once per minute during the 2010 build and we now have a time lapse video available of the entire canoe build from start to finish in one 4 minute video! Click here to see the video! (video requires the Flash Player to view and may require some time to download)

Many portions of this site were created in a collaborative effort between students from Little Black Bear Ojibwe School  (Cloquet, Minnesota), Nah Tah Wahsh Potawatomi School  (Hannahville, Michigan) and the Fond du Lac Culture Center. 

Students from the Nah Tah Wahsh School traveled to Fond du Lac to work with their Little Black Bear peers and begin the Fond du Lac virtual tour by creating QTVR movies of artifacts and art work from the Fond du Lac Indian Community during the first week of April, 2001. This project is the 2001 addition to the Great Lakes Area Native American Virtual Museum. Attention: The QTVR movies require you to have the Apple Quicktime Player™ installed. Click here to get the player.

To see a list of Little Black Bear and Nah Tah Wahsh School students and adults involved, Click here.

If you have comments or suggestions about the Cultural Center and Museum, feel free to E-Mail the Museum Researcher with any questions.

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Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
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