The annual reunion of Osaugie descendants begins at noon Saturday on Wisconsin Point.
The gathering takes place on the end of the point nearest the breakwaters and lighthouse. Family members are encouraged to be mindful of the setting and plan accordingly: bring chairs for seating, ice for keeping your food and drinks cold, fuel for keeping your hot food hot if desired. Picnic supplies such as paper plates, napkins and plastic silverware will be provided. Fond du Lac Reservation will supply porta-potties and trash receptacles for the gathering. The event is drug and alcohol free.
Joseph Osaugie was born in 1802 at Lac Vieux Desert, Mich., and died Dec. 13, 1876, in Superior. A headman of the Fond Du Lac band of Objibwe, he was chief of an Ojibwe village located on Wisconsin Point and at several sites in Douglas County.
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