The following 229 people were identified as Indians (I) in column 6 (color) of the 1870 census for Mason County Michigan. The instructions to enumerators for conducting the 1870 census are essentially the same as those for the 1860 census:

Indians not taxed are not to be enumerated. The families of Indians who have renounced tribal rule, and who under state or territory laws exercise the rights of citizens, are to be enumerated. 1Eighth Census, United States—1860. Instructions to U.S. Marshals, p. 14.

So the following 229 people identified in the 1870 Mason County Michigan census are believed to have renounced tribal rule, and under state law, exercised their rights as citizens to be enumerated.

I noticed when compiling these results that the population of those being identified as Indians in Mason County dropped from 409 in 1860, to only 229 in 1870. This follows a recognized statewide pattern of lower Native American population for Michigan, which at this time I cannot identify the reason for.

The records below contains only those in a household who were identified by an I for their color. There may be others in the household who are not identified below and that will be on the actual census images.

1870 Census Mason County NA

Town F# H# Given Surname Age Sex Race Birth Location Occupation
Eden 1 1 Antidoine Dornga 56 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 1 1 Loury Dornga 20 f Indian Michigan
Eden 1 1 Tonness Dornga 9 f Indian Michigan
Eden 2 2 Miller B. Canburn 40 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 2 2 One qua Canburn 40 f Indian Michigan
Eden 2 2 Levi Canburn 4 m Indian Michigan
Eden 2 2 Johnson Canburn 2 m Indian Michigan
Eden 3 3 John Carrbage 35 m Indian Michigan
Eden 3 3 Fancy Moses 60 f Indian Michigan
Eden 4 4 George Ching mash 55 m Indian Michigan
Eden 4 4 One gaot qua Ching mash 40 f Indian Michigan
Eden 4 4 Mary Ching mash 15 f Indian Michigan
Eden 4 4 Annyba Ching mash 13 f Indian Michigan
Eden 4 4 Ke si qua Ching mash 2 f Indian Michigan
Eden 5 5 Tash Taco 56 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 5 5 Mary Ann Taco 48 f Indian Michigan
Eden 5 5 Ne qon co qua Taco 10 f Indian Michigan
Eden 5 5 Susene Taco 8 f Indian Michigan
Eden 5 5 Martimo Taco 6 f Indian Michigan
Eden 6 6 A. M. French 52 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 6 6 Sheq ahgke French 40 f Indian Michigan
Eden 6 6 Amos French 8 m Indian Michigan
Eden 6 6 Nancy French 5 f Indian Michigan
Eden 7 7 Johnson Shuk cok 87 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 8 8 Frederick Hall 70 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 8 8 Susett Hall 50 f Indian Michigan
Eden 8 8 Eunice Hall 14 f Indian Michigan
Eden 9 9 John Wakefield 50 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 9 9 Qua mice Wakefield 40 f Indian Michigan
Eden 10 10 Joseph Hall 45 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 10 10 Mary Hall 30 m Indian Michigan
Eden 10 10 Nancy Hall 15 f Indian Michigan
Eden 10 10 Sarah Hall 5 f Indian Michigan
Eden 10 10 Battice Hall 3 m Indian Michigan
Eden 10 10 Celia Hall 4 months f Indian Michigan
Eden 11 11 Kat Shegake Hall 40 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 11 11 George Hall 23 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 11 11 Sarah Hall 18 f Indian Michigan
Eden 11 11 Johnson Hall 3 m Indian Michigan
Eden 11 11 Spencer Hall 3 months m Indian Michigan
Eden 13 13 John Hall 30 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 13 13 Mary Hall 25 f Indian Michigan
Eden 13 13 Mary Hall 6 f Indian Michigan
Eden 13 13 Benjamin Hall 4 m Indian Michigan
Eden 13 13 Charity Hall 2 f Indian Michigan
Eden 14 14 Peter Hall 44 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 14 14 Sha zah Hall 28 f Indian Michigan
Eden 14 14 Clarissa Hall 5 months f Indian Michigan
Eden 15 15 Peter Walker 25 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 15 15 Eliza Walker 30 f Indian Michigan
Eden 15 15 Mary Walker 7 f Indian Michigan
Eden 15 15 Nancy Walker 1 f Indian Michigan
Eden 16 16 Joseph Donega 30 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 16 16 Sophia Donega 23 f Indian Michigan
Eden 16 16 Lewry Donega 4 m Indian Michigan
Eden 16 16 Pant Donega 2 m Indian Michigan
Eden 17 17 Joseph Shaw nos ssega 40 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 17 17 Ann Shaw nos ssega 30 f Indian Michigan
Eden 17 17 George Shaw nos ssega 10 m Indian Michigan
Eden 17 17 David Shaw nos ssega 8 m Indian Michigan
Eden 17 17 Emma Shaw nos ssega 6 f Indian Michigan
Eden 17 17 Martin Shaw nos ssega 4 m Indian Michigan
Eden 18 18 Arsnute Shaw nos sega 70 m Indian Michigan
Eden 19 19 Joseph Taunchy 25 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 19 19 Ke so qua Taunchy 25 f Indian Michigan
Eden 19 19 Margret Taunchy 10 f Indian Michigan
Eden 19 19 Arenecke Taunchy 2 f Indian Michigan
Eden 20 20 Wab be na be qua 70 f Indian Michigan
Eden 21 21 David Chig wash 21 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 21 21 Charity Chig wash 20 f Indian Michigan
Eden 21 21 John Chig wash 1 month m Indian Michigan
Eden 22 22 Peter Chig wash 22 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 22 22 Martha Chig wash 18 f Indian Michigan
Eden 23 23 Moses Chig wash 21 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 24 24 Alexander Note ta noke 47 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 24 24 William Note ta noke 14 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 24 24 Elizabeth Note ta noke 12 f Indian Michigan
Eden 24 24 Eliza Note ta noke 10 f Indian Michigan
Eden 24 24 Peter Note ta noke 8 m Indian Michigan
Eden 24 24 Nancy Note ta noke 3 f Indian Michigan
Eden 25 25 John Eaton 55 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 25 25 Meness Eaton 60 f Indian Michigan
Eden 25 25 Samson Eaton 6 m Indian Michigan
Eden 26 26 Cornelius Hall 28 m Indian Michigan
Eden 26 26 Frances Hall 30 f Indian Michigan
Eden 26 26 Isaac Hall 1 m Indian Michigan
Eden 27 27 Big Saw 35 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 27 27 Mary 30 f Indian Michigan
Eden 27 27 James 3 m Indian Michigan
Eden 28 28 John Smith 40 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 28 28 Mary Smith 20 f Indian Michigan
Eden 28 28 Martha Smith 5 f Indian Michigan
Eden 28 29 Nancy Smith 40 f Indian Michigan
Eden 28 29 Eliza Smith 13 f Indian Michigan
Eden 29 30 Henry Jackson 45 m Indian Michigan Interpeter
Eden 29 30 Sophia Jackson 20 f Indian Michigan
Eden 30 31 A. L. Shaw 50 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 30 31 Martha Shaw 50 f Indian Michigan
Eden 31 32 Joseph Elliott 45 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 31 32 Jane Elliott 51 f Indian Michigan
Eden 31 32 William Elliott 17 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 31 32 John Elliott 15 m Indian Michigan
Eden 31 32 Nancy Elliott 10 f Indian Michigan
Eden 32 33 John Ching quom 40 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 32 33 Nancy Ching quom 40 f Indian Michigan
Eden 32 33 Martha Ching quom 1 f Indian Michigan
Eden 32 33 William Ching quom 6 m Indian Michigan
Eden 32 33 Mary Ching quom 16 f Indian Michigan
Eden 33 34 Tra to to co 55 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 33 34 Nancy 50 f Indian Michigan
Eden 33 34 John 8 m Indian Michigan
Eden 33 34 Elizabeth 25 f Indian Michigan
Eden 34 35 Jacob Shaw 29 m Indian Michigan Missionary
Eden 34 35 Eunice Shaw 26 f Indian Michigan
Eden 34 35 Jenny Shaw 2 f Indian Michigan
Eden 35 36 James Shaw 60 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 36 37 Charles King 30 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 36 37 Nancy King 30 f Indian Michigan
Eden 36 37 Martha King 11 f Indian Michigan
Eden 37 38 Lewis Griffin 25 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 37 38 Te tak bun Griffin 15 f Indian Michigan
Eden 37 38 John Griffin 12 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 37 38 James Griffin 7 m Indian Michigan
Eden 37 38 Jane Griffin 6 f Indian Michigan
Eden 38 39 Thomas 21 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 38 39 Elizabeth King 30 f Indian Michigan
Eden 39 40 Peter Brobusor 40 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 39 40 Nancy Brobusor 35 f Indian Michigan
Eden 39 40 Samson Brobusor 7 m Indian Michigan
Eden 40 41 Je son Eorkip 50 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 40 41 Martha Eorkip 45 f Indian Michigan
Eden 40 41 David Eorkip 20 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 40 41 William Eorkip 15 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 41 42 Charles Crane 21 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 41 42 Betsy Crane 20 f Indian Michigan
Eden 41 42 Mary Crane 5 months f Indian Michigan
Eden 41 42 John Crane 5 m Indian Michigan
Eden 42 43 Freeman Sutton 40 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 42 43 Mary Sutton 20 f Indian Michigan
Eden 42 43 William Sutton 6 m Indian Michigan
Eden 42 43 John Sutton 4 m Indian Michigan
Eden 42 43 Jane Sutton 1 f Indian Michigan
Eden 43 44 Charles Deane 28 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 43 44 Mary Deane 40 f Indian Michigan
Eden 43 44 Jane Deane 5 f Indian Michigan
Eden 44 45 Charles Henry 30 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 44 45 Shob was Henry 50 f Indian Michigan
Eden 44 45 Ta be zha Henry 45 f Indian Michigan
Eden 45 46 Almon Gore 40 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 45 46 Mary Gore 35 f Indian Michigan
Eden 45 46 Jane Gore 2 f Indian Michigan
Eden 46 47 Tush taw 50 f Indian Michigan
Eden 46 47 Sarah 5 f Indian Michigan
Eden 46 47 No din 18 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 47 48 John Beem 40 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 47 48 Nancy Beem 40 f Indian Michigan
Eden 47 48 Jacob Beem 9 m Indian Michigan
Eden 48 49 George Bemis 21 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 48 49 Jane Bemis 16 f Indian Michigan
Eden 49 50 George Baimus 65 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 49 50 Betsy Baimus 50 f Indian Michigan
Eden 49 50 Martha Baimus 12 f Indian Michigan
Eden 49 50 Jane Baimus 8 f Indian Michigan
Eden 50 51 Koose mush 65 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 50 51 Martha 65 f Indian Michigan
Eden 51 52 Ekoosea mush 60 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 51 52 Mary 55 f Indian Michigan
Eden 51 52 Jane 9 f Indian Michigan
Eden 51 52 John 5 m Indian Michigan
Eden 52 53 Joseph Ta co tush 29 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 52 53 Nancy Ta co tush 26 f Indian Michigan
Eden 52 53 Martha Ta co tush 6 f Indian Michigan
Eden 53 54 Thomas Eddy 50 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 53 54 Martha Eddy 45 f Indian Michigan
Eden 53 54 Emma Eddy 8 f Indian Michigan
Eden 53 54 Eunice Eddy 6 f Indian Michigan
Eden 54 55 Coung nahgon 65 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 54 55 Jane 65 f Indian Michigan
Eden 54 55 Mawbeese 15 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 55 56 Jo me tag wis 50 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 55 56 Mary 40 f Indian Michigan
Eden 55 56 David 16 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 56 57 John Peter 40 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Eden 56 57 Nancy Peter 25 f Indian Michigan
Eden 56 57 John Peter 6 m Indian Michigan
Eden 56 57 William Peter 9 months m Indian Michigan
Eden 57 58 Peter Catty 60 m Indian Michigan
Eden 57 58 Jane Catty 50 f Indian Michigan
Eden 57 58 Mary Catty 15 f Indian Michigan
Eden 57 58 John Catty 12 m Indian Michigan
Eden 57 58 Nancy Catty 9 f Indian Michigan
Hamlin 17 17 Mattie McGalpin 70 m White Michigan Laborer
Hamlin 17 17 Margaret McGalpin 80 f Indian Michigan
Hamlin 18 18 James Manestone 34 m Indian Michigan Sawmill
Hamlin 18 18 Nancy Mosell 38 f Indian Michigan
Hamlin 18 18 Sarah Pebuqua 32 f Indian Michigan
Hamlin 18 18 John Tedore 10 m Indian Michigan
Hamlin 19 19 Samuel Tecora 48 m Indian Michigan Hunter
Hamlin 19 19 Margaret Tecora 40 f Indian Michigan
Victory 66 66 William Barnhart 52 m White Canada Farmer
Victory 66 66 Margaret Barnhart 39 f Indian Michigan
Victory 66 66 William Barnhart 14 m Indian Michigan Works on farm
Victory 66 66 Peter Barnhart 12 m Indian Michigan
Victory 66 66 George Barnhart 9 m Indian Michigan
Victory 66 66 Simeon Barnhart 2 m Indian Michigan
Victory 66 66 Mary Barnhart 7 f Indian Michigan
Victory 66 66 Harriet Fredrick 18 f Indian Michigan Domestic Servant
Victory 67 67 Peter Espeo 26 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Victory 67 67 Mary Espeo 65 f Indian Michigan
Victory 67 67 Jane Espeo 22 f Indian Michigan
Victory 67 67 Jane Espeo 2 f Indian Michigan
Victory 67 67 Peter Keisis 11 m Indian Michigan
Victory 68 68 Thomas Ka cu curn 50 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Victory 68 68 John Ka cu curn 14 m Indian Michigan
Victory 69 69 James La Carp 41 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Victory 69 69 Mary La Carp 48 f Indian Michigan
Victory 69 69 James La Carp 14 m Indian Michigan Works on farm
Victory 69 69 George La Carp 12 m Indian Michigan
Victory 69 69 Stone La Carp 8 m Indian Michigan
Victory 70 70 Indian Sam 38 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Victory 70 70 Sarah Sam 27 f Indian Michigan
Victory 70 70 Peter Sam 8 m Indian Michigan
Victory 70 70 Mary Sam 6 f Indian Michigan
Victory 71 71 James Peters 37 m Indian Michigan Farmer
Victory 71 71 Sarah Peters 27 f Indian Michigan
Victory 71 71 Mary Peters 12 f Indian Michigan
Victory 71 71 Eliza Peters 10 f Indian Michigan
Victory 71 71 Benjamin Peters 4 m Indian Michigan
Victory 71 71 Joseph Chingwash 8 m Indian Michigan

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1. Eighth Census, United States—1860. Instructions to U.S. Marshals, p. 14.