A few weeks ago fellow researcher Eliot Singer decided to collect and transcribe many relevant documents relating to the Grand Traverse region prior to the Civil War. Amongst the treasures he found is a recently digitized slew of documents from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Eliot has put forth a Hurculean effort with these transcriptions, Read More
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New Mission, Jan 27th, 1854 Rev. J. Leighton Wilson [Secretary for the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions located in New York] Dear Sir Your kind letter was received a few days since. Words of kindness and sympathy strengthen us in hours of trial. Our mercies have been very many, of trials it is not important Read More
The Story of Grove Hill School, updated March 2023 By Mark Smith, Omena Historical Society (for a pdf version of this essay click here) Part One, Old Mission The Early Days This paper explores the history of Grove Hill School, the boarding school for local Odawa and Ojibwe people opened in Omena, or New Mission, Read More