This story is a fictionalized account of the Great Fire of 1918 based on a 1973 interview of Elizabeth (Betty) Gurno, a Fond du Lac Reservation elder. Betty was a little girl when the fire swept the area. The Fire of 1918 destroyed the city of Cloquet Minnesota and surrounding communities, including the Fond du Lac Reservation, and resulted in the loss of many lives. 

The Fire