A local Native American, Chief Okemos, was well known throughout the area. The village area was one of his primary camping areas and he traveled frequently between the village and another campsite near present-day Portland. Pine Lake (now Lake Lansing) was the largest body of water in Ingham County, and Native tribes camped along its shores and cut a trail along the west side of the lake. The area was along the trail leading to the seasonal campsite for Chief Okemos and his Chippewa and Ottawa followers. This map from the Michigan Archeological Atlas indicates the principal Indian Trails compiled from records of E. A. Calkins, a Mason Surveyor.
Join the Friends of Historic Meridian and Jane Rose to learn about the history of these trails and how they connect to our trails and roadways today.
This event is part of Meridian Township's 175th Anniversary Celebration. Event Date and Time is subject to change.
Admission Price: Admission to view documentary is by donation only. All proceeds go to the Friends of Historic Meridian
August 20, 2017
Time: 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM