Legends of the Natives


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Several legends are debated about in determining how Gun Lake was officially named. According to a majority of the locals in the area, there was a battle between the Ottawa and the Potawatomi. During this battle, the Native Americans involved fought with firearms, which they obtained in the fur trade with white men. Once the battle was over and the men declared peace, the chief of the winning tribe “ordered that the guns be thrown into the lake.” Thus, the name “Gun Lake,”  was born.