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Pictorials

Indian Camp: This sketch is a part of the Smithsonian Institution collection. It depicts a typical Chippewa camp. Notice the dome type wigwam that is associated with the Chippewas. These wigwams were roughly 15 feet in diameter and made from strips of birth bark.

Indian Memorial
Oak Ridge Cemetery - Bay City, MI

- Inscription -
Ah-nwa-che-mo-no-min-ning
Resting Place
O Saah-wah-shko-be-ha-sa
John Green Bird
Ke-che-ah-no-quot Wash-sa-gee-z-hig
James Cloud . David-ah-boa-quam
Kee-z-hog-koo
Jacob Graverod
Nee-be-nah-kah-yah-be
Many Others

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"I am going O my people
On a long and distant journey
To the portals of the sunset
To the regions of the home winds."
-- Longfellow


The memorial plaque is mounted to a boulder in Roosevelt. President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States serving from 1801 to 1809.
Memorial to Chief O-ge-ma Ke-ga-to
Roosevelt Park - Bay City, MI
- Inscription -
THIS BOULDER IS ERECTED
TO THE MEMORY OF
O-GE-MA KE-GA-TO
CHIEF SPEAKER OF THE CHIPPEWAS
BORN ABOUT 1794, ELECTED CHIEF 1815,
SPOKE AT THREATY 1819, SPOKE BEFORE
CONGRESS, 1837, DIED, 1840.
FIRST BURIED ON PROPERTY NOW KNOWN
AS TWENTY SECOND AND WATER STREETS.
IN COLONEL'S UNIFORM OF THE AMREICAN
REVOLUTION - A GIFT FROM PRESIDENT
JEFFERSON, WHO WAS IMPRESSED WITH
HIS GREAT ELOQUENCE AND INTELLIGENCE.
REBURIED IN 1877 ON PROPERTY OF
WILLIAM R. McCORMICK, HIS REMAINS NOW
REST BENEATH THIS STONE IN THE
LOCALITY WHERE HE HELD HIS COUNCILS
__________________
PLACED BY
ANNE FRISBY FITZHUGH CHAPTER,
DAUGHTERS OF THE
AMERICAN REVOLUTION
JULY 4, 1923


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