The Horrid History of 3 Indian Boarding Schools in Michigan

Indian Child

Michigan’s Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School indoctrinated 300 children each year and ran until 1934. There were also schools in Baraga and Harbor Springs.

For decades, the US took thousands of Native American children and enrolled them in off-reservation boarding schools. In fact, this was government policy to assimilate an entire people by forcibly removing children from their families and indoctrinating them into the Anglo language, religion, and way of life.

Caseville Mystery – Was The Mouth of the Pigeon River an Orchard Before Caseville was Settled?

Apple Orchard

It’s becoming commonplace. I’m researching something and encounter an entirely new and interesting story I’ve never heard before. In this case, this is the story of a pair of hunters and trappers who stopped to stay near the mouth of the Pigeon River before Caseville was settled. What they found when they woke the next … Read more