Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Community

MOLE LAKE CASINO, LODGE AND CONFERENCE CENTER offers visitors many amenities such as slot machines, table games, a bingo hall, restaurant, swimming pool, hot tub, and fitness center.

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“The Original People”

Things To Do

A restored 1800’s Log Cabin, the DINESEN HOUSE (See page 33), can be
viewed from the community walking trail. Visitors can request a tour of the cabin, which is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests can also view the BATTLE OF MOLE LAKE HISTORICAL MARKER, which details the battle between the Chippewa and the Sioux over control of the wild rice beds.

For those of you who are outdoor enthusiasts, the winter months bring a clean blanket of snow for you to enjoy. Make a day of going ICE FISHING on one of the many lakes or take a SNOWMOBILE ride to sightsee this stunning land. The casino connects to over 300 miles of ATV/UTV and Snowmobile trails.

THE SOKAOGON CHIPPEWA CONVENIENCE STORE offers discounted cigarettes, gas, and groceries to travelers.

When spring blooms in this picturesque country, you’ll find endless things to do! We host the STRAWBERRY MOON POWWOW the second weekend of June annually and welcome everyone.

GAMING
(See page 34)

History

The Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation is situated in beautiful Northeastern Wisconsin. Mole Lake is home to one of the last remaining ancient wild rice beds in the state of Wisconsin. The Sokaogon Chippewa Community is also known as the Lost Tribe because the legal title to the 12 mile square reservation from the treaty of 1854 was lost in a shipwreck on Lake Superior. Under the provisions of the 1934 Reorganization Act, 1,745 acres of land were purchased for the Mole Lake Reservation. In 1930, a roll had been taken in the Mole Lake area and 199 Native Americans were determined to be in this band. They had been promised this land by a treaty signed with Franklin Pierce. This agent, who was to confirm the treaty and secure the land for them, drowned on his return trip from Washington. The Tribe, under the leadership of Chief Willard Ackley, received federal recognition and reservation status in 1937. To this day, the Tribe actively pursues any knowledge or document to support their claim to
the original treaty lands.