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The Chief Bemidji Statue Committee is raising funds to commission a new statue and publish a corresponding educational brochure about Shaynowishkung, or Chief Bemidji, and the role he played in the community's history. Beltrami County Historical Society

Project to replace Chief Bemidji statue expands into research

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He watched the children play and run around. While they sat on woodpiles to rest, he offered them maple sugar cakes and told stories. He took them for rides in his birch bark canoe.

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He was Shaynowishkung.

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