St. Louis County Donates 135 Arrowheads to Bois Forte Band

Updated: 04/22/2014 10:59 PM
Created: 04/22/2014 6:07 PM

The St. Louis County Board handed over a bit of history Tuesday.

A collection of approximately 135 arrowheads that had been found stored away at Camp Esquagama, near Biwabik, will now be getting a new home with the Bois Forte band.

Roy Connaughton, the CEO of the Arrowhead Center, said the collection of arrowheads was first found in a closet a year ago when the center took over management of the camp.

"We asked around and what we were told was when the camp was built, they came across these arrows and one of the gentlemen put them in a shoebox and his wife then collected them. She put them in this beautiful glass case, so all we did is remount them," he explained.

Connaughton said a bit of research shows that the arrowheads are from several different tribes.

The county board formally presented the arrowheads to representatives of the Bois Forte band during their meeting in Gilbert Tuesday.

The plaque of arrowheads will now be on display at the Bois Forte Historical Museum.

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