Category Archives: Chippewa

1836 Census of Ottawa and Chippewa Halfbreeds (Michigan)

The 1836 Census of Ottawa and Chippewa Halfbreeds is quite an interesting document.  The purpose was to determine who was to be paid and how much as a result of an 1836 Treaty with the Ottawa and Chippewa wherein they expressed … Continue reading

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Evolution of Native Names – the Shaw Family in Michigan

Michigan’s Native people did not bear the full force of early contact with Europeans.  Many Native people were still living in Michigan, in their tribal units, speaking their own language, in the 1800s, even into the late 1800s and early 1900s.  … Continue reading

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Michigan Native Resources

I think I’ve hit the proverbial goldmine.  This site has several very important rolls, including one as far back as 1836 showing the amount of admixture.  Here’s the link to the primary site. http://www.mainlymichigan.com/nativedata/ If you take a look at the … Continue reading

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