Twenty-two large portraits of Leech Lake and Red Lake tribal members by photographer Niels Larson Hakkerup taken in the early 1900’s are on permanent display at the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University. Above, BSU professor of Ojibwe Anton Treuer, talks about a portrait of Leech Lake elder John Smith. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer
Hakkerup photos to go on display at American Indian Resource Center
BEMIDJI— Old photos and glass plates lay abandoned, dirty and dusty, for years before being found one day by David Cooper in his parent’s photo studio at 406 Beltrami Avenue.
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