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The Battle Point Site         
Site Number(s):   21CA12  
County:   Cass, MN  
City Township:   Gould Twp.  
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Projectile Points and stone tools
Projectile points and stone tools.

Battle Point is located within the boundaries of the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. It is best known for the historic 1898 encounter that occurred there between the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and U.S. army troops. However, the site also contains numerous mound groups and artifacts, many associated with the Sandy Lake culture.


The site was intensively surveyed by the Leech Lake Heritage Sites Program in the late 1980s, and archaeologists recovered some 2,000 artifacts, including pottery, waste products from the manufacture of stone tools, and animal bones.

Battle Point ceramics
Ceramics found during Battle Point site excavations.


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