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Harbor Springs in Emmet County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Andrew J. Blackbird House / Makade Binisii Wegamik

 
 
Andrew J. Blackbird House Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
1. Andrew J. Blackbird House Marker (Side A)
Inscription.

(Side A)
Andrew J. Blackbird House
Andrew J. Blackbird (c.1815 - 1908), an important figure in the history of the Odawa (Ottawa) tribe, was the son of a chief. Educated in the traditions of the Odawa, he also attended Euro-American schools including present-day Eastern Michigan University. Blackbird bought this building around 1858, when the town was inhabited mostly by Odawa people. From here, he ran the post office and wrote a history of the Odawa. As a councilor for the Odawa he participated in the negotiations for the Treaty of 1855, which established a large home reservation for the Odawa in this area. Blackbird also helped Odawa veterans get pensions, and assisted with land claims. This site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

(Side B)
Makade Binisii Wegamik
Kida maandaa ka kiiga etaabendaawaa. Ezhinikaadeg wagaa nakaazi maanpii odawaak gii bizhigewak odenwaa miinwaa gii zhin kaa daamgut wiikwaatoonsing. Miinwaa maanpii kade kii bindaatsit makade binissii maandaa pii 1815. Oosun gii odawawaa giimaa. Makade binissii kii maadsaa oowak kinamaagoo. Kiipshkaa bii maanpii gii bidaaa bimaadsiwin. Kiim noo biiga shebiiga minwaa gii shebiiaan. Nagwaa odaawak mazinigan. Maandaa wiigwaam gii zhiga maandaa pii abita 1800's minwaa gii kaadaat. Aanjitoon maajiibiigan wiigwaam. Gii

Makade Binisii Wegamik Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
2. Makade Binisii Wegamik Marker (Side B)
naagadawanda maajiibiigun wiigwaam.
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This property
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

on April 14, 1972 with a
building number of 7200611
by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Erected 2000 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number S0352.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 45° 25.829′ N, 84° 59.09′ W. Marker is in Harbor Springs, Michigan, in Emmet County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 119) west of Judd Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 368 East Main Street, Harbor Springs MI 49740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew J. Blackbird / Mack-e-te-be-nesey (here, next to this marker); Ephraim Shay (within shouting distance of this marker); GR&I Railroad Depot (approx. mile away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Little Traverse Bay
Andrew J. Blackbird House / Makade Binisii Wegamik NRHP Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
3. Andrew J. Blackbird House / Makade Binisii Wegamik NRHP Marker
(approx. 3.9 miles away); Library (approx. 3.9 miles away); Post Office (approx. 3.9 miles away); Lombard Post No. 170 G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harbor Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan, by Blackbird (1887). (Submitted on September 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Andrew J. Blackbird at Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. (Submitted on September 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Andrew J. Blackbird Museum. (Submitted on September 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Ziegler Papers at University of Michigan.
Includes info on Michigan Indian Foundation, Inc.
(Submitted on September 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Andrew J. Blackbird House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
4. Andrew J. Blackbird House and Marker
Michigan Indian Foundation Founders Marker on Blackbird House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 25, 2016
5. Michigan Indian Foundation Founders Marker on Blackbird House
Included Dwight D. Eisenhower and Chester E. Nimitz
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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