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Wisconsin city origins: Lac Courte Orielle

Editor's note: This is the second in a multi-part series of blogs searching the history of Wisconsin cities. By Jeff Moore Lac Courte Orielle was a name given to the Ottawa Anishinaabe peoples by 17th-century French traders who first encountered them at Ottawa Lake (Odaawaa-zaaga'iganiingin the Ojibwe language). The French name translates to “Lake Short Ears” as ...

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