Mille Lacs Lake

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Mille Lacs Lake

(mĭl lăks), 207 sq mi (536 sq km), E central Minn., N of Minneapolis. It drains into the Rum River. Sieur Duluth, a French explorer, visited (1679) the Ojibwas who lived on the lakeshore. In 1680, Louis Hennepin, a French friar and explorer of North America, and his companions were held captive near the lake by the Ojibwas for several weeks. The region is a center for tourists and sportsmen. A Native American reservation is on the southwest shore.
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Several years ago, fishing Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota, in late May, guide Tony Roach handed me a rod with a #7 perch pattern Jigging Rap and told me to pitch it out and let it plummet near specific arches we were marking on 20-foot deep slopes.
Birk and Elden Johnson report in "The Mdewakanton Dakota and Initial French Contact" that their excavations on a cluster of sites near the outlet of Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota, enabled them to link the protohistoric Bradbury phase to the historic Mdewakanton, who) ranged between forests and grasslands to hunt bison and gather wild rice.
Twelve-hundred miles to the West, records don't matter much to elite muskie hunters on Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota.