Kawbawgam: The Chief, The Legend, The Man

  Author: Tyler R. Tichelaar Today, Charles Kawbawgam, “The Last Chief of the Chippewa,” is a legend in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for allegedly living to age 103 (1799-1902). But few know anything else about him beyond his being buried in Marquette’s beautiful Presque Isle Park.Kawbawgam witnessed a period of intense…

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Cady and the Bear Necklace

Author: Ann Dallman Cady, a 13-year-old girl of Native American heritage, has experienced big changes in the past year—her father’s marriage to a much younger woman, a new baby brother, and a move from Minnesota to Michigan where she is attending a reservation school for the first time. One day…

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