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Andrew Jackson Blackbird
Birth: 1815
Emmet County
Michigan, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1908
Emmet County
Michigan, USA

Native American. He was an important figure in the history of the Odawa (Ottawa) tribe and was the son of a chief. His name was "MACK-E-TE-BE-NESSY". Educated in the traditions of the Odawa he also attended Euro-American schools including present-day Eastern Michigan University. Mr. Blackbird bought a building in Harbor Springs, Michigan around 1858, when the town was inhabited mostly by Odawa people. From here he ran the post office and wrote a history of the Odawa. He also served many other functions, such as Justice of the Peace. The book he wrote was titled "History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan and published in 1887. As a councilor for the Odawa he participated in the negotiations for the Treaty of 1855, which established a large home reservation for the Odawa in this area. Blackbird also helped Odawa veterans get pensions, and assisted with land claims. Andrew's building is now listed as a historical site and there is a museum on the site. (bio by: Jim Shearer) 
Family links: 
  Elizabeth M Fish Blackbird (1836 - 1920)*
  William Edwin Blackbird (1866 - 1932)*
  Burt Blackbird (1877 - 1947)*
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Lakeview Cemetery
Harbor Springs
Emmet County
Michigan, USA
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Record added: May 14, 2004
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