American Indians will meet to honor Chief Pontiac
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 06:29
LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (AP) — American Indians are coming to Lincoln Park this week for events marking the gathering of tribes 250 years ago led by Chief Pontiac.

The Detroit Free Press reports ( http://on.freep.com/12BRj0x ) that the events culminate with a powwow Saturday and Sunday. A new Michigan historical marker will be dedicated at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The events commemorate Chief Pontiac's council, which was called on April 27, 1763, to challenge to Europeans seizing tribal land. Indians seized nine forts, but eventually were overtaken by Europeans and colonial Americans.

The Lincoln Park Historical Society and Museum, American Indian Movement of Michigan and others are holding the free events, which also include a car show of classic Pontiacs at 5 p.m. Thursday and a concert by singer-songwriter Bill Miller at 6 p.m. Friday.

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Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 07:56
 

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