Walking the Old Road: Making A Living

Angus LeSage, Julia Caribou and Paul Kadunce at Chippewa City with Birch Bark Baskets
Angus LeSage, Julia Caribou and Paul Kadunce at Chippewa City with Birch Bark Baskets

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Making a living was often a struggle for the people of Chippewa City who retained a close connection to the land yet were forced to assimilate to mainstream ways of making a living. As more tourists began to visit the area, the demand for Indian culture created a niche for people who made hand crafted souvenirs, beadwork and baskets.


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