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Shaynowishkung, also known as Chief Bemidji, posed with family members at a Bemidji photographer's studio for this 1900 photo.

Reprinted from April 18, 2004: 100 years after his death, Chief Bemidji's memory lives on

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One hundred years ago this week, on April 22, 1904, Bemidji residents gathered to mourn the most respected man in the city's early history.


The man people called Chief Bemidji had died two days earlier. He had lived many winters and had experienced major changes in the North Country.

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