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Michigan Native American Tribes

Posted By Paul G July 29th, 2011 Last Updated on: July 29th, 2011

Darwin Address Sault Ste. Marie MI 49783 Website: http://www.saulttribe.com
David K. Sprague (Chairman) Address Dorr MI 49323 Website: http://www.mbpi.org
Dennis V. Kequom (Chief) Address Mt. Pleasant MI 48858 Website: http://www.sagchip.org
Derek J. Bailey (Tribal Chairman) Address Peshawbestown MI 49682 Website: http://www.gtbindians.org
James Williams, Jr. (Chairman) Address Watersmeet MI 49969 Website: http://www.lvdtribal.com
Jeff D. Parker (President) Address Brimley MI 49715 Website: http://www.baymills.org
Ken Harrington (Chairman) Address Harbor Springs MI 49740 Website: http://www.ltbbodawa-nsn.gov
Kenneth Meshigaud (Chairman) Address Wilson MI 49896-9728 Website: http://www.hannahville.net
Larry B. Romanelli (Ogema) Address Manistee MI 49660-2729 Website: http://www.lrboi.com
Laura W. Spurr (Chair) Address Fulton MI 49052 Website: http://www.nhbpi.com
Matt Wesaw (Chairman) Address Dowagiac MI 49047 Website: http://www.pokagon.com
Warren C. Swartz, Jr. (President) Address Baraga MI 49908 Website: http://www.kbic-nsn.gov

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elizabeth havener

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

Hi Elizabeth,

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

Lynn Lewis (Shagonaby) LRBOI

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

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

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.

Julie Willis

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

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.

mary Loring

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.

Lynn Lewis (Shagonaby) LRBOI

Hi Mary,
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.

Patricia Weberman

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

Thank you,
Patricia Weberman

Lynn Lewis (Shagonaby) LRBOI

Hi Patricia,

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.

Curt Conley

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)?

paulettewallacehayes

I have a great Aunt named MARY ELIZADETH CHEEK her dad was WILLIAM FRANK FROM SURRY N C they lived in carter county that’s where I was raised I am trying to find out our history maybe we can work to gether thank you

Lynn Lewis (Shagonaby) LRBOI

Hi Curt,
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.

Teri Hanny

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 powwows.com 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.

Sincerely,
Teri Hanny
Volunteer

Pam Weible

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

Lynn Lewis (Shagonaby) LRBOI

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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