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

Council Point Park

 
 
Council Point Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., September 3, 2015
1. Council Point Park Marker
Inscription. Near this spot in April, 1763, the great Ottowa chieftain, Pontiac, presided over one of the largest Indian councils ever held in the Great Lakes region. Thousands of Indians met here to plan an attack on Fort Detroit, as part of an ambitious plan to seize all of the English forts west of the Allegheny Mountains. Although the plan partially succeeded, Pontiac failed to take Detroit, and he died a few years later in the bitter knowledge that his people were doomed.
 
Erected 1956 by Lincoln Park Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 14.202′ N, 83° 9.736′ W. Marker is in Lincoln Park, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from River Drive near Stewart Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is in Council Point Park, at the north end of the parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Lincoln Park MI 48146, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Council Point Park (here, next to this marker); Council Point / Pontiac's Council (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Park Post Office (approx. 1.2 miles away); Michigan Alkali Company
Council Point Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., September 3, 2015
2. Council Point Park Marker
This marker is on the rock between the two paths.
(approx. 1.4 miles away); John Eberts House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Marx Home (approx. 2.2 miles away); Wyandotte Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Wyandotte World War I Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln Park.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Sign at the entrance to Council Point Park image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., September 3, 2015
3. Sign at the entrance to Council Point Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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