Welcome to the official website of the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin! We hope you will find the information on the following pages helpful and insightful.
The St. Croix people were known as "The Lost Tribe" after the Treaty of LaPointe in 1854. St. Croix was not a federally recognized Tribe until the passing of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, when federal lands were finally established for St. Croix. The St. Croix people had endured over 200 years of struggle to reclaim their original homelands.
Today, St. Croix is a strong sovereign nation and flourishing economic center. The Tribe is one of the largest employers in Northwest Wisconsin with over 2,000 employees in its Government center, casinos and enterprises. St. Croix is also a major contributor to the area's economy.
There are 1,054 enrolled members in the St. Croix Chippewa Tribe. Several Tribal Members reside in one of the Tribe's communities: Big Sand Lake, Danbury, Round Lake, Maple Plain, Gaslyn, Bashaw, Clam Lake, Balsam Lake
However, just as many Tribal Members live in surrounding towns and villages. Other Members choose to reside in nearby major metropolitan areas. Still others live as far away as the Pacific Coast.
Come and learn about our Tribe and join us as we journey into the future.