Wyandotte in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Wyandot Indians
In 1649-51 the Wendats were driven from their land and almost annihilated by the musket equipped warriors of the Iroquois League. The few survivors of this purge fled west. A group of these Indians settled here in Wyandotte between the present site of Eureka Road & Oak Street on the Detroit River waterfront. They named this site Maquaqua and enjoyed the protection that Fort Detroit offered to them.
With new treaties formed between the Wyandots and the United States Government, the tribe moved from Maquaqua to an area in Flat Rock, Michigan.
The city of Wyandotte is named in honor of this proud Indian nation.
Diagram on right
Above: Imaginary conception of the village of Maquaqua drawn from original descriptions of Huron Indian customs by Patricia Warrow, a descendant of the Wyandot Indians.
Erected by Wyandotte Community Alliance.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans.
Location. 42° 11.735′ N, 83° 9.028′ W. Marker is in Wyandotte, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Biddle Avenue. Marker is in BASF Waterfront Park between Biddle Ave. and the Detroit River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wyandotte MI 48192, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shipbuilding (approx. 0.2 miles away); Police Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wyandott Totem Pole (approx. 0.3 miles away); Biddle North of Eureka (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Nine Lives of 3225 Biddle Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marx Opera House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Milkins JewelersNeisner's Dime Store (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wyandotte.
Also see . . . Wyandot Indian Tribe - Native American Nations. (Submitted on June 25, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,038 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 25, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.