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Oxbow Speaker Series: Archaeological Investigations at the King House

April 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Oxbow Speaker Series: Archaeological Investigations at the King House

Archaeological Investigations at the King House, a mid-19th Century Native American Log Cabin in Middle Village, Emmet County, Michigan

Please join Oxbow Archaeologist member Dr. Dave Frurip for a presentation about an ongoing archaeological investigation at an Odawa log cabin site dating to about 1850.  The cabin has not been occupied since the 1950’s and is only one of two remaining in the historical Native American town of Middle Village on the shores of Little Traverse Bay.  The local area has a rich history and has traditionally been called by the French name L’Abre Croche or Crooked Tree.  It was the site for supplying corn to the residents of Fort Michilimackinac for many years during the fur trade era in the 18th century.  Along with historic artifacts, prehistoric chert flakes were found indicating the area was occupied much earlier than the date of the cabin.


FREE | Ages: 15 and up, under 18 w/adult


Chippewa Nature Center
400 S. Badour Rd
Midland, 48640 United States
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