1983 – Ojibwe Treaties Reaffirmed

On this day in 1983, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals ruled that the Ojibwe bands of Lake Superior (each a sovereign tribe) legally retained hunting, fishing, and gathering rights, which they had reserved in treaties signed in 1837, 1842, and 1854. The background and text of the treaties are given in at Turning Points in Wisconsin History, where you can also find more information about and the over them.