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Sault Ste. Marie in Chippewa County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bahweting

 
 
Bahweting Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, January 3, 2023
1. Bahweting Marker
Inscription.  Sault Ste. Mire, including the campus of Lake Superior State University is steeped in a rich history originating as a natural gathering place for Native Peoples who refer to the Sault Rapids area as "Bahweting."

This copper sculpture was created in the image of an ancient Native American spear point which, along with other copper tools, was commonly used in this region many centuries ago. Lake Superior State University's eighth President Dr. Thomas C. Pleger, an archeologist, passed away on May 7, 2017. Dr. Pleger had a passion for the area's Native American culture and a plan to feature more artwork on the LSSU campus. A memorial fund was established in his honor to fund the creation of this sculpture led by Sault Ste. Marie artisan, Bill Morrison.

It is in this spirit that we gather today for this dedication and gathering of our communities.

Dr. Rodney S. Hanley
LSSU President
August 21, 2019
 
Erected 2019.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyEducationNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 2017.
 
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46° 29.582′ N, 84° 21.758′ W. Marker is in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, in Chippewa County. Marker is on Meridian Street near Circle Drive, on the right when traveling north. The marker is in front of the Administration Building on the Lake Superior Statue University campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 650 West Easterday Avenue, Sault Sainte Marie MI 49783, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ontario Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brady Hall (about 300 feet away); Huron Hall (about 400 feet away); Lake Superior State College (about 400 feet away); The Alumni Anchor (about 500 feet away); Laker Hall (about 500 feet away); Chippewa Hall (about 600 feet away); East Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sault Ste. Marie.
 
Bahweting Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, January 3, 2023
2. Bahweting Marker
Copper spear point image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, January 3, 2023
3. Copper spear point
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2023, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 18, 2023, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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