By Paul G on July 29, 2011
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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Darwin
523 Ashmun Street Sault Ste. Marie MI 49783
: (906) 635-6050 : (906) 632-6289 Website:
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians David K. Sprague (Chairman)
P.O. Box 218 Dorr MI 49323
: (616) 681-8830 : (616) 681-8836 Website:
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Dennis V. Kequom (Chief)
7070 East Broadway Road Mt. Pleasant MI 48858
: (989) 775-4000 : (989) 772-3508 Website:
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Derek J. Bailey (Tribal Chairman)
2605 N.West Bay Shore Drive Peshawbestown MI 49682
: (231) 534-7750 : (231) 534-7010 Website:
Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians James Williams, Jr. (Chairman)
P.O. Box 249 Watersmeet MI 49969
: (906) 358-4577 : (906) 358-4785 Website:
Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan Jeff D. Parker (President)
12140 W. Lakeshore Drive Brimley MI 49715
: (906) 248-3241 : (906) 248-3283 Website:
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Ken Harrington (Chairman)
7500 Odawa Circle Harbor Springs MI 49740
: (231) 242-1401 : (231) 242-1412 Website:
Hannahville Indian Community Kenneth Meshigaud (Chairman)
N14911 Hannahville B1 Road Wilson MI 49896-9728
: (906) 466-2934 : (906) 466-2933 Website:
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Larry B. Romanelli (Ogema)
375 River Street Manistee MI 49660-2729
: (231) 723-8288 : (231) 723-3270 Website:
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Laura W. Spurr (Chair)
2221 - 1 1/2 Mile Road Fulton MI 49052
: (269) 729-5151 : (269) 729-5920 Website:
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Matt Wesaw (Chairman)
P.O. Box 180 Dowagiac MI 49047
: (269) 782-6323 : (269) 782-9625 Website:
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Warren C. Swartz, Jr. (President)
16429 Beartown Road Baraga MI 49908
: (906) 353-6623 : (906) 353-7540 Website:

12 Responses to “Michigan Native American Tribes”

  1. Pam Weible says:

    I am looking for my tribe of Chippewa. I have some history of our family and know that they came from Canada to Michigan.

  2. Teri Hanny says:

    Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
    P.O. Box 549
    Put-in-Bay , OH 43456
    (419) 285-2184

    June 12, 2012

    Re.: Native American Performers

    I am a volunteer with the National Parks Service at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island in Lake Erie. I have been asked to get contact information for registered Native American organizations who may be interested in participating in our International Day of Peace September 21, 2012. We are primarily looking for Native American Drum and Dance performers.

    I have tried to use the register to contact individual groups in our area, but much of the contact information failed.

    With the upcoming Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Battle of Lake Erie in 2013, as well as our commitment to continued education of our visitors about the times and cultures of the early 1800’s there may be other opportunities in the future for us to contact you as well.

    Please get back to me if you are interested with the name, phone and e-mail of the person we could speak with regarding this issue. Any information or links to Native American cultural performers would be greatly appreciated as well as an idea of costs/fee schedules.

    [email protected]

    Thank you for your time and attention. I look forward to your reply.

    Teri Hanny

  3. Curt Conley says:

    My great gramma Conley was a full blooded Cherokee ! Her maiden name was Mary Elizabeth (Molly) Cheek. She lived in eastern Kentucky all her life! how can i find her heritage(ancestry)?

  4. Patricia Weberman says:

    Does anyone know what tribe lived in the Howell, MI
    Also, looking to find native ancestors.

    Thank you,
    Patricia Weberman

  5. mary Loring says:

    i was told in 2005 that i had a 1/3 of native american in me witch was ojibwa from sauit ste.marie of canada or michigan.I have my grandfather’s name but dont know how to track him down he has passed away in 2005 so i never got to meet him but my mom gave me his name and i tryed to find info out about him but no luck his name was Clarence Crandel. thats all i have for his name i dont have a age but my mom did say he had two sister’s that was still living in sault ste.marie michigan if anyone could send me the info where to look and how to resurch it i would like that thank you so much.

  6. Julie Willis says:

    Looking for info on Charles Foster. Was supposedly born in 1877 in Bay City, MI. Family oral history is that he was half French and half Cree. No info in any Bay City area towns.

  7. elizabeth havener says:

    My paternal grandmother, Sarah Alice Miller of Spring Arbor, Michigan, was descended from Michigan Cherokees, or so she said. She certainly carries Indian facial characteristics, high cheekbones and good nose, so I find it easy to believe she is of Indian blood. Why is there no Cherokee tribe in Michigan, I wonder.

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