Publications

The following publications are available at the museum or by mail.

Onigum & the Leech Lake Agency

Onigum & the Leech Lake Agency
The first buildings were erected at Old Agency in 1866. A new Agency was built in 1898 across the bay and was named Onigum. This book relates the history of the agency from 1865-1922 when it was moved to Cass Lake. Included are maps and stories of the native families whose lives were changed with the placement of the agency in their midst. It describes the boarding school, hospital, sanatorium, traditional events, and includes an extensive section of family histories. The community of Onigum continues to the present day. Life in the public school, the success of the Nighthawks teams, powwows, and the continuation of seasonal activities are also covered in this book. 260 pp. 200+ photos. $24.95.


Ah Gwah Ching

1907-2008 Ah Gwah Ching

Original Ah Gwah Ching Bricks are also available for purchase at the Museum.




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The 1898 Battle of Sugar Point (2011)

Based on extensive local research including oral history interviews, newspaper clippings, and personal papers, this book includes important information from the Chicago and D.C. branches of the National Archives about the last battle between the Ojibwe Indians and the U.S. Army. $24.95



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Bena - Celebrating the Centennial History

This volume covers over a century of Bena history gathered from many past and present residents. $20




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Birth of a Village – History of Walker, Minnesota (1895-1905)






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Cass County Heritage (1999)

This is a large format, hard cover book of 384 pages printed by Taylor Publishing Company. It includes history on townships, cities, families, churches, businesses and organizations which was supplied to the Cass County Historical Society for inclusion in this book. $45



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History of Boy River (1998)

History of the village and township of Boy River, Cass County. Completed for the first and only high school reunion. The school closed in 1965. Many photos. $20



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History of Federal Dam and Gould Township (1996)

This history contains many photos and history of the town that was built along the Leech River after construction of the dam. The government dam was one of a series of dams constructed as part of the  Mississippi Headwaters Reservoir Project, and was built in 1882. The town was incorporated after the arrival of the Soo Line railroad in 1910. $20



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History of Remer & Surrounding Townships (1997)

This book was the result of a Remer Civic Club celebration of the Cass County Centennial. (1897-1997). Remer was incorporated in 1910 and recently opened its renovated railroad depot as a tourist center and museum. $20



Images of America Cass County

Images of America Cass County

The Cass County Historical Society has selected the best images from its extensive photographic archives and called on its historians Renee Geving and Cecelia McKeig to share some of the historical facts. $20




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In Our Own Back Yard, a Look at Beltrami, Cass and Itasca Counties at the Turn of the Century






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Memories of Sugar Point & Bear Island (2001)

This book contains photos and recollections of elders from the Sugar Point area of the Leech Lake Reservation. Primarily local Indian history collected as a group project through community meetings and oral interviews. $20



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Murder and Mayhem in Cass County 1897-1938 (2010)

Murder in the north woods, a gripping tale of love gone wrong, or an unsolved murder of a hundred years ago. Follow the development of these stories in the words of the first-hand witnesses and in the editorials of the day. $20



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The Physician and His Territory by Dr. Otto Ringle







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Recollections of Donald Fairbanks (1999)

Memoirs of growing up at Federal Dam, attending boarding school at Haskell, and the author's military experiences as a paratrooper during WWII and Korea. $20



Walker on Leech Lake 1896-1996 Book Cover

Walker on Leech Lake 1896-1996

History of the town of Walker, the county seat of Cass County. Contains family histories, photos, and local history. $29.95