Andrew J. Blackbird House / Makade Binisii Wegamik Historical

Andrew J. Blackbird House / Makade Binisii Wegamik Historical (HM1U8F)

Location: Harbor Springs, MI 49740 Emmet County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 25.829', W 84° 59.09'

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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.
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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
naagadawanda maajiibiigun wiigwaam.
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
HM NumberHM1U8F
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed2000
Placed ByMichigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 657631 N 5032748
Decimal Degrees45.43048333, -84.98483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 25.829', W 84° 59.09'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 25' 49.74" N, 84° 59' 5.4" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)231, 616
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 368 E Main St, Harbor Springs MI 49740, US
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