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Grosse Pointe Park in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fox Indian Massacre

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 11, 2021
1. Fox Indian Massacre Marker
Inscription.  Encouraged by a potential alliance with the English, the Fox Indians besieged Fort Pontchartrain, Detroit, in 1712. Repulsed by the French and their Huron and Ottawa Indian allies, the Fox retreated and entrenched themselves in this area known as Presque Isle. The French pursued and defeated the Fox in the only battle fought in the Grosse Pointes. More than a thousand Fox Indians were killed in a fierce five-day struggle. Soon afterward French settlers began to develop the Grosse Pointes.
 
Erected 1997 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S0502.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1712.
 
Location. 42° 21.759′ N, 82° 55.601′ W. Marker is in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Windmill Pointe Drive and Lakepointe Street, on the left when traveling west on Windmill Pointe Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grosse Pointe MI 48230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 11, 2021
2. Fox Indian Massacre Marker
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within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Voigt-Kreit House / Voigt on Public Education (approx. 1.1 miles away); Defer Elementary School (approx. 1˝ miles away); Lewis E. Maire Elementary School (approx. 2 miles away); The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Russell A. Alger House "The Moorings" (approx. 2.2 miles away); Grosse Pointe High School (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pere Gabriel Richard Elementary School (approx. 2˝ miles away); Saint Paul Catholic School and Convent (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grosse Pointe Park.
 
Also see . . .  Meskwaki. Excerpt:
The Meskwaki suffered damaging wars with French and their Native American allies in the early 18th century, with one in 1730 decimating the tribe.
(Submitted on June 10, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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