St. Louis County donates arrowhead collection to Bois Forte band

By KBJR News 1

St. Louis County donates arrowhead collection to Bois Forte band

April 18, 2014 Updated Apr 18, 2014 at 11:02 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A collection of arrowheads that had been stored at Camp Esquagama near Biwabik for an unknown period of time will now be getting a new home at the Bois Forte Heritage Museum.

St. Louis County Commissioners will formally present the arrowheads to representatives of the Bois Forte Heritage Museum during the County Board meeting Tuesday, April 22, at 9:30 a.m. at Gilbert City Hall.

The arrowheads were discovered during recent renovations at the camp. The collection includes approximately 135 arrowheads ranging in size from under an inch to more than 4.5 inches long.

"Bois Forte has been a tremendous partner in creating cultural displays, which are currently located at Camp Esquagama," Board member, Keith Nelson, said. "So we're very happy to contribute to the museum in this way."

Camp Esquagama has been a summer youth camp tradition in St. Louis County for more than 75 years. Last year, the county signed a long term contract with the Arrowhead Center to manage the camp.

That contract included significant investment in capital improvements over the next five years. For more information about the camp and its camping opportunities and programs, please click here.

The Bois Forte Heritage Museum is located on the grounds of Fortune Bay Resort and Casino.

Barbara Reyelts