Leech Lake Band

Leech Lake Band

About Leech Lake Band

The Leech Lake Indian Reservation (Gaa-zagaskwaajimekaag in the Ojibwe language) is an Indian reservation located in the north-central Minnesota counties of (in descending order of reservation area) Cass, Itasca, Beltrami, and Hubbard. It is the land base for the federally-recognized Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. As of the 2010 census, the reservation had a population of 10,660, making it the largest in the state by number of residents. Over one-fourth of its territory is lakes, as the reservation covers 972.517 sq mi of land and 337.392 sq mi of water. It is the second-largest reservation in Minnesota (after the White Earth Indian Reservation) in terms of land area, and the largest in terms of total area. The core areas of the reservation were established...'

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