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Mount Pleasant in Isabella County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Indian Cemetery

 
 
Indian Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., October 25, 2015
1. Indian Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In the 1850s, the Methodist Episcopal (Indian) Church established the Bradley Mission School and Indian Cemetery in this area. The cemetery served the mission until the late 1860s. Only a few grave markers are visible and it is not known how many Indians were buried here. The best-known Indian buried here was Chief Shaw-Shaw-Waw-Na-Beece (1817-1868). As leader of the Saginaw Swan Creek and Black River Band of Chippewa, he signed the Treaty of 1855, which set aside six adjoining townships of land in Isabella County for his tribe.
 
Erected 1987 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1298.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 37.139′ N, 84° 47.853′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, in Isabella County. Marker is on South Bamber Road near O'Connor Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is about 1.5 miles north of West High Street (Michigan State Highway 20). Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant MI 48858, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Isabella County Court House was already over thirty years old...
Indian Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., October 25, 2015
2. Indian Cemetery Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Isabella County Courthouse Postcards (approx. 1.4 miles away); Isabella County Courthouse and Jail (approx. 1.4 miles away); Isabella County Seat / The Founding of Mount Pleasant (approx. 1.4 miles away); Doughty House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Sacred Heart Academy (approx. 1.6 miles away); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Central Michigan University (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
Indian Cemetery gravestones image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., October 25, 2015
3. Indian Cemetery gravestones
Gravestone of Chief Shaw-Shaw-Waw-Na-Beece image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., October 25, 2015
4. Gravestone of Chief Shaw-Shaw-Waw-Na-Beece
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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