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Meridian Township in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Chief Okemos

of the Chippewas

 
 
Chief Okemos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 22, 2017
1. Chief Okemos Marker
Inscription.
Erected to the memory
of
Chief Okemos
of the Chippewas
whose tribe once occupied the ground
upon which this school now stands.

* Brave in battle * Wise in council *
* Honorable in peace *

After his people became ravaged by disease
and dispersed by the incoming white race
he still remained a chief, proud that he was
once a leader of brave men.

He died December 5, 1858, and his body rests
at Shim-ni-con, on Grand River in Ionia County,
Michigan.

 
Location. 42° 42.689′ N, 84° 25.858′ W. Marker is in Meridian Township, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Okemos Road and Mt. Hope Road, on the right when traveling north on Okemos Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4406 Okemos Road, Okemos MI 48864, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chief Okemos / Okemos Village marker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bigelow-Kuhn-Thomas House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture (approx. 2.8 miles away); Dora Hall Stockman
Chief Okemos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, April 22, 2017
2. Chief Okemos Marker
Marker is at the very left of the Okemos Public Schools Administration Center Building.
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Harry J. Eustace Hall (approx. 2.9 miles away); Haslett (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Nation's Pioneer Land-Grant University (approx. 2.9 miles away); Women's Building (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 348 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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