Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa

Series produced by WTIP

Caption: The St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in the heart of Chippewa City, Credit: Cook County Historical Society
Image by: Cook County Historical Society 
The St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in the heart of Chippewa City 

A monthly series of 5 to 10 minute features told through the words and stories of the people who lived in Chippewa City, a native village outside of Grand Marais on Minnesota's North Shore.

"Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa" is a monthly series told through the words and stories of the people who lived in Chippewa City. By recording the history of Chippewa City, it's our intent to honor the people who came before by sharing the views, stories and life experiences of those most often marginalized within the context of American history.

The series is produced by Staci Lola Drouillard, a Grand Marais native of Grand Portage Ojibwe descent. While attending college in 1987, Staci interviewed Ojibwe artist George Morrison at Grand Portage. It was at this time that Staci first began to unravel the story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa. Staci’s journey resulted in a Master’s thesis titled, “The Village of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa: A Study in Place and Identity, 1850-1950.”

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"Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa" is a monthly series told through the words and stories of the people who lived in Chippewa City. By recording the history of Chippewa City, it's our intent to honor the people who came before by sharing the views, stories and life experiences of those most often marginalized within the context of American history.

The series is produced by Staci Lola Drouillard, a Grand Marais native of Grand Portage Ojibwe descent. While attending college in 1987, Staci interviewed Ojibwe artist George Morrison at Grand Portage. It was at this time that Staci first began to unravel the story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa. Staci’s journey resulted in a Master’s thesis titled, “The Village of Chippewa City... Show full description


8 Pieces

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Caption: Chippewa City Children, Credit: Cook County Historical Society
The 14th segment of “Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa” pieces together first-hand accounts to explore...

Bought by KSRQ and Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 05, 2011
  • Length: 06:40
  • Purchases: 2
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The 13th segment of “Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa” pieces together first-hand accounts to explore...

Bought by KSRQ and Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 05, 2011
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kate Frost & family on the Porch, Chippewa City (Jim Wipson lower right), Credit: Courtesy of Jim Wipson
The 12th segment of “Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa” pieces together first-hand accounts to explore...

Bought by KSRQ and Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 10, 2010
  • Length: 07:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Trapper's Cabin, Credit: c. Cook County Historical Society
The eleventh segment of “Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa” pieces together first-hand accounts to exp...

Bought by KSRQ, Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, and WGDR


  • Added: Nov 08, 2010
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Chippewa Church Burial, Credit: Courtesy of the Cook County Historical Society
The tenth segment of “Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa” pieces together first-hand accounts to explor...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, WGDR, and KUMD


  • Added: Oct 08, 2010
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The eighth segment of “Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa” pieces together first-hand accounts to explo...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 03, 2010
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Indian Souvenir Stand, Canadian Border Crossing, Grand Portage, MN
The eighth segment of “Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa” pieces together first-hand accounts to explo...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 06, 2010
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mrs. Tamarack outside Jackson's Cafe, Grand Marais, MN
The seventh segment of “Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa” pieces together first-hand accounts to expl...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, KSRQ, and WGDR


  • Added: Jul 05, 2010
  • Length: 07:36
  • Purchases: 3