1600s map with Lake Mille Lacs labelled Lake of the Sioux (Lac des Sioux)

Detail view of a map made in 1685 by Jean-Baptiste Louis Franquelin. Lake Mille Lacs (at center left) is labelled as "Lac des Sioux, suggesting that the area was known as a home for Dakota people as early as the seventeenth century.

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Detail view of a map made in 1685 and 1686 by Jean-Baptiste Louis Franquelin. Lake Mille Lacs (at center left) is labelled as "Lac des Sioux" (Lake of the Sioux), suggesting that the area was known as a home for Dakota people as early as the seventeenth century. The map's original is stored at the Library of Congress.

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