American Indian Names of Michigan’s Saginaw Valley and Thumb

Indian encampment on Lake Huron

Michigan Indian Place Names are important historical records of the Saginaw Valley and Upper Thumb, we have found this brief sketch about the original names from the Anishinaabeg to several places and rivers and discovered their meaning.

White Rock: The Sacred Cornerstone of Michigan’s Thumb

White Rock Cover

Indigenous Peoples of Michigan, the Anishinabeg, views the White Rock on the edge of the Lake Huron shore as a sacred site. The rock was much, much larger than it appears today. (Which in 2019 is mostly underwater). The Indian ensured that fresh game and food items were placed on the site as an offering. … Read more