Letter to Walter Lowrie from Peter Dougherty, Grove Hill, 17 July, 1857 Transcription and commentary by Mark Smith, secretary, OHS • In which we learn that Reverend Dougherty is ready to sever ties with the Presbyterian Board unless something can be done about Mr. Porter. • In a previous post, News from Omena, January 1855, Read More
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Letter to Walter Lowrie from Peter Dougherty, Grove Hill, January 1, 1855 Transcription and commentary by Mark Smith, secretary, OHS I’m always thrilled to discover a cache of old diaries or letters. Both fascinating and informative, they are also some of the best primary sources for historians. Letters and diaries are a slice of life Read More
Wakazooville, Michigan, by Larry M. Wyckoff, 2021 Wakazooville was a village platted in 1850 in Leelanau County, Michigan by the Ottawa Chief Peter Wakazoo and George N. Smith, a Protestant missionary. Peter Wakazoo or Pendunwan and his brother Joseph Wakazoo or Ogemawinini, were sons of Old Chief Joseph Wakazoo. They were Ottawa Indians and Ogemawinini Read More
Attached to Colonel DeLand’s First Michigan Sharpshooters was a company of civilized Indians who won fame at Spottsylvania. On that bloody 9th of May, 1864, the Federal line, advancing with a cheer, met the charging enemy in a dense thicket of pines, and in the hand-to-hand struggle that followed, the Union forces were slowly forced Read More