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G-Michigan Indian Villages, Towns and Settlements

A complete listing of all the Indian villages, towns and settlements as listed in Handbook of Americans North of Mexico.

Gatagetegauning (probably for Kǎ‛tǎgĭtganĭng the ancient field (W, J.) T A former Chippewa village on Lac (Vieux) Desert or Gatagetegauning, on the Michigan-Wisconsin state line. The present Vieux Desert Chippewa in Michigan numbered, with the L’Anse band, 668 in 1903.

Grand Traverse. A former settlement of the Chippewa near the site of Flint, Genesee co., Mich.; so named by French traders because at this point was the great ford of Flint r. on the Indian trail from the Saginaw to Detroit. The place became a popular hunting place and camping ground, game and fish being abundant in the neighborhood.

MLA Source Citation:

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906. Web. 7 February 2016.
- Last updated on Oct 14th, 2013

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