Huron Indians at St. Ignace - St. Ignace, MI
Posted by: linkys
N 45° 52.277 W 084° 43.912
16T E 676031 N 5082247
Quick Description: Located across the street from the Museum of Ojibwa Culture.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 8/24/2011 1:31:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMCD8Y
While Michigan's Upper Peninsula is generally associated with the Ojibwa culture, the Huron Indian refugees had migrated here in the late 1600's due to being forced from their more traditional lands by the Iroquois. This plaque describes that time in the history of the St. Ignace area.
The text of the marker is as follows:
Huron Indians at St. Ignace
Some of the Hurons, who were driven from Ontario and the East by hostile Iroquois, finally found refuge in 1671 beside Marquette's new St. Ignace Mission. (Also called Huron Mission). They remained here until 1701, when they joined Cadillac's expediton to Detroit.
Erected by St. Ignace Lions Club, 1959
Approved by the Michilimackinac Historical Society
Group that erected the marker: Erected by St. Ignace Lions Club with the approval of the Michilimackinac Historical Society
Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
500 N. State
St. Ignace, MI USA
URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed
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