Superior seeks national historic designation for Wisconsin Point, once an Ojibwe burial site

Wisconsin Point was a campsite and burial place for native people until the 20th century, when U.S. Steel had a plan to build an ore dock on the sandy point off the Allouez Bay.

Then, people were forced to leave and the remains of their ancestors were disinterred and placed in a mass grave at the St. Francis cemetery in Superior. According to the Diocese of Superior, only about 180 of the most recognized graves, including the grave of Chief Joseph Osaugie, were interred at the St. Francis mass grave.

It was only later determined that Wisconsin Point was too sandy to construct an ore dock.
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