Mack-e-te-be-nessy "Andrew J. Blackbird" c. 1815-1908

Mack-e-te-be-nessy "Andrew J. Blackbird" c. 1815-1908 (HM1YIO)

Location: Lansing, MI 48933 Ingham County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 44.204', W 84° 33.149'

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Educated first in Odawa (Ottawa) skills and traditions, Andrew J. Blackbird struggled to find the resources to Euro-American schools. He eventually studied at Ypsilanti State Normal School. His command of English enabled him to work as an interpreter for the Mackinac Indian agency. He helped gain Michigan citizenship for Native Americans under the 1850 Constitution and became the first postmaster of Harbor Springs in the 1860s. Blackbird also helped widows and children of Civil War soldiers obtain benefits. His history of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan, published in 1887 includes a grammar of the Odawa language and his autobiography, one of the first written by a Native American.
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HM NumberHM1YIO
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Year Placed2007
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Date Added Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 700347 N 4734485
Decimal Degrees42.73673333, -84.55248333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 44.204', W 84° 33.149'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 44' 12.24" N, 84° 33' 8.94" W
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Area Code(s)517, 989
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 333 N Washington Square, Lansing MI 48933, US
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