Lac Vieux Desert Indian Reservation

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Lac Vieux Desert Indian Reservation
Reservation
Lac Vieux Desert Indian Reservation is located in Michigan
Lac Vieux Desert Indian Reservation
Lac Vieux Desert Indian Reservation
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 46°16′10″N 89°10′40″W / 46.26944°N 89.17778°W / 46.26944; -89.17778Coordinates: 46°16′10″N 89°10′40″W / 46.26944°N 89.17778°W / 46.26944; -89.17778
Country United States
Population (2000 census)
 • Total 135
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Lac Vieux Desert Indian Reservation is an Indian reservation located in Watersmeet Township of southeastern Gogebic County, in the western part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It is the landbase for the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The reservation has a total land area of 328.04 acres (1.3275 km2), split into two sections in eastern Watersmeet Township. The 2000 census reported a total population of 135 residents. Most of the population lived in the 232.78-acre (0.9420 km2) northern section in the unincorporated community of Watersmeet, near the junction of US routes 45 (US 45) and 2. Only 26 persons lived in the 95.26-acre (385,500 m2) southern section, which is on the north shore of a lake named Lac Vieux Desert, on the Michigan-Wisconsin border.

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