Michigan Native American Tribes

Michigan Native American Tribes

Posted By Paul G July 29th, 2011 Native American Tribes
Darwin
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Address Sault Ste. Marie MI 49783 Phone: (906) 635-6050Fax: (906) 632-6289: http://www.saulttribe.com
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David K. Sprague (Chairman)
Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians
Address Dorr MI 49323 Phone: (616) 681-8830Fax: (616) 681-8836: http://www.mbpi.org
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Dennis V. Kequom (Chief)
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
Address Mt. Pleasant MI 48858 Phone: (989) 775-4000Fax: (989) 772-3508: http://www.sagchip.org
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Derek J. Bailey (Tribal Chairman)
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Address Peshawbestown MI 49682 Phone: (231) 534-7750Fax: (231) 534-7010: http://www.gtbindians.org
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James Williams, Jr. (Chairman)
Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Address Watersmeet MI 49969 Phone: (906) 358-4577Fax: (906) 358-4785: http://www.lvdtribal.com
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Jeff D. Parker (President)
Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan
Address Brimley MI 49715 Phone: (906) 248-3241Fax: (906) 248-3283: http://www.baymills.org
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Ken Harrington (Chairman)
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
Address Harbor Springs MI 49740 Phone: (231) 242-1401Fax: (231) 242-1412: http://www.ltbbodawa-nsn.gov
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Kenneth Meshigaud (Chairman)
Hannahville Indian Community
Address Wilson MI 49896-9728 Phone: (906) 466-2934Fax: (906) 466-2933: http://www.hannahville.net
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Larry B. Romanelli (Ogema)
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
Address Manistee MI 49660-2729 Phone: (231) 723-8288Fax: (231) 723-3270: http://www.lrboi.com
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Laura W. Spurr (Chair)
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi
Address Fulton MI 49052 Phone: (269) 729-5151Fax: (269) 729-5920: http://www.nhbpi.com
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Matt Wesaw (Chairman)
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
Address Dowagiac MI 49047 Phone: (269) 782-6323Fax: (269) 782-9625: http://www.pokagon.com
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Warren C. Swartz, Jr. (President)
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
Address Baraga MI 49908 Phone: (906) 353-6623Fax: (906) 353-7540: http://www.kbic-nsn.gov
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  1. 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.

    • Lynn Lewis (Shagonaby) LRBOI says:

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Most Cherokee Nations are in the south. Perhaps you can start there.

    • Lynn Lewis (Shagonaby) LRBOI says:

      Hi Elizabeth,
      First you need to gather any documents (ie; birth certificates, death certificates, baptismal records, marriage certificates, etc.) that you have from your maternal or paternal side where the Native American lineage is coming from, then submit these documents to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) go on their website to find the forms. They will help you find your tribe. No fees, no body fluids needed.

    • Lynn Lewis (Shagonaby) LRBOI says:

      Also Elizabeth, the Michigan/Canada area is home of what is called ‘The Three Fires’ theses include tribes: Ottawa or ‘Ojibwa,’ Chippewa, and the Pottawatomi tribes.

      • Lynn Lewis (Shagonaby) LRBOI says:

        Also Elizabeth, the Michigan/Canada area is home of what is called ‘The Three Fires’ theses include tribes: Ottawa or ‘Ojibwa,’ Chippewa, and the Potawatomi tribes.

  2. 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.

    • Lynn Lewis (Shagonaby) LRBOI says:

      Hi Julie,
      First you need to gather any documents (ie; birth certificates, death certificates, baptismal records, marriage certificates, etc.) that you have from your maternal or paternal side where the Native American lineage is coming from, then submit these documents to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) go on their website to find the forms. They will help you find your tribe. No fees, no body fluids needed.

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