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Near St. Ignace in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ottawa Indian Village

 
 
Ottawa Indian Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, May 31, 2017
1. Ottawa Indian Village Marker
Inscription. Here on West Moran Bay, a large 17th century Ottawa village was directly connected by trail and water with Michilimackinac center on Moran Bay, Lake Huron. Both bays were named for Trader Morin whose post was at this settlement. The original burial ground serves the community today.

Erected by the Township of Moran, 1960, at the ancient campfire site.

Approved by the Michilimackinac Historical Society
 
Erected 1960 by Township of Moran.
 
Location. 45° 52.166′ N, 84° 47.974′ W. Marker is near St. Ignace, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is on U.S. 2 1.2 miles west of Old Portage Trail, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1502 U.S. 2, Saint Ignace MI 49781, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Michigan (approx. 2 miles away); Gros Cap and St. Helena Island (approx. 2 miles away); St. Ignace (approx. 3.7 miles away); Prentiss M. Brown, Michigan Lawyer, Mackinac Visionary (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mackinac Bridge, Michigan (approx. 3.8 miles away); South Tower Fog Bell (approx. 3.8 miles away); David B. Steinman (approx. 3.9 miles away); Mackinac Straits (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Ignace.
 
Also see . . .  Gros Cap Cemetery. Wikipedia article about the cemetery mentioned on the historical marker. (Submitted on June 2, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on June 2, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
 
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