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Settlement on Pine Lake, now Lake Lansing, began in the 1830s, but real growth came after the opening of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad in 1877. Easy access prompted the Nemoka Spritual Association to begin in 1883 the first of a long serie…
Erected to the memory of Chief Okemos of the Chippewas whose tribe once occupied the ground upon which this school now stands. * Brave in battle * Wise in council * * Honorable in peace * After his people became ravaged by disease and…
Chief Okemos Okemos was born in Shiawassee County around 1775. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Sandusky during the War of 1812 and won the respect of the Saginaw Chippewa people. Chief Okemos later signed several treaties on behalf of t…