Sugar Camps

15. Indian Sugar Camp. In 1857, an “Indian Sugar Camp” was recorded by the land surveyor in the hills just beyond the west edge of present-day Duluth. As they have in the past, the hills of western Duluth continue to be the site of Ojibwe family iswi-baakwa-togan (sugar bush or maple syrup processing camps). (Carey 1898:37-38; Carlson 2011:11)

Collecting Maple Syrup, circa 1925 (Minnesota Historical Society, used with permission)