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Port Huron in Saint Clair County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Native Americans

 
 
Native Americans Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2014
1. Native Americans Marker
Inscription.

Archaeologists found evidence of a native village (circa 1000 A.D.) located one block north of where you are standing. These prehistoric people fished the waters of Lake Huron and the St. Clair River, hunted game and gathered foods in nearby woodlands. Squash seeds found at this archaeological site indicate that these inhabitants were among Michigan's earliest farmers. To escape winter's harsh winds off the lake, the villagers moved inland during colder months.

When Europeans arrived in the Blue Water Area during the late 17th century, members of the Three Fires - the Ojibwa (Chippewa), the Odawa (Ottawa) and the Potawatomi, all of the Algonquian language group - were the most prominent Native Americans here.
 
Erected by Thomas Edison Depot Museum.
 
Location. 42° 59.927′ N, 82° 25.56′ W. Marker is in Port Huron, Michigan, in Saint Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of Thomas Edison Parkway and the Bluewater Bridge to Sarnia (Interstate 69/94), on the right when traveling south on Thomas Edison Parkway. Click for map. Marker is at the Thomas Edison Depot Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 Thomas Edison Parkway, Port Huron MI 48060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Native Americans Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2014
2. Native Americans Marker
Marker at far right of photo
within walking distance of this marker. Ships on the St. Clair (here, next to this marker); Immigration (here, next to this marker); Tom Edison at Grand Trunk (here, next to this marker); Bridging the Blue Waters (a few steps from this marker); All Aboard! (a few steps from this marker); Making Tracks (a few steps from this marker); Edison Homesite (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilderness Outpost (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Port Huron.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pine River Nature Center's Ojibwa Village. (Submitted on August 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Native Americans of the Clinton River Watershed. (Submitted on August 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Native Americans in the Collection of the Bentley Historical Library, Univ of Mich. (Submitted on August 5, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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