Voyageurs National Park
On April 8, 1975, an Act of Congress officially established Voyageurs National Park.
Native Americans first began living in the Voyageurs National Park area around 10,000 years ago. Later, people found the waterways as they followed animal and plant populations to where they were most plentiful. Today, there are 18 Native American tribes culturally related to Voyageurs National Park. Those that have been in the area the longest are the Algonquian-speaking groups such as the Ojibwe, Cree, and Assiniboine. The Ojibwe were the main occupants from the early 1700s on.