Boozhoo! (Hello in Anishinaabemowin)
The month of November is recognized and celebrated as Native American Heritage Month. Learning and appreciating the Anishinaabek’s history, culture, and heritage should not be limited to just one month. We encourage you to explore the following resources and opportunities to learn more about this area’s Native Americans.
Anishinaabek is the name used for the indigenous people of Leelanau County, MI and the northern midwest region of the United States and parts of Canada. They are a part of the Three Fires Confederacy, the Odawa (Ottawa) the Ojibwa (Chippewa) and Bodowadomi (Pottawatomi).
Did we miss a resource, let us know and we’ll update the list!
Read a Book!
Suggested Anishinaabek Reading List complied by JoAnne Cook, Tribal Member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.
Browse Online Archives
View a Program
“Old Indian Trails” and the Kchi Wiikwedong Anishinaabe History Project presented by Emily Modrall of the Traverse Area Historical Society was hosted on Nov. 20th
Video soon to be posted on the Traverse Area District Library’s YouTube page.
Research Digitized Newspapers
Access 12 local historic newspapers, searchable by keyword/date/title.
View an Exhibit
Leelanau Historical Society
“This Basket is My Ancestor“
Great Lakes Children’s Museum
“I See YOU: An Experience in Native American Arts and Culture“
Ziibiwing Cultural Center
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Clarke Historical Library – CMU
“Native American Treaty Rights“