First explored by Native Americans, French Canadians, and Jesuit missionary priests, this water passageway, once known as Michilimackinac, connects Lake Michigan and Lake Huron and separates Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. Geographically, cartographers have charted the Straits of Mackinac on the west from Waugoshance Island in Lake Michigan eastward through the narrow submerged valley between Mackinaw City and St. Ignace and continuing east/southeast down the south channel of Lake Huron to the city of Cheboygan. As a popular tourist destination, this area welcomes travelers visiting Mackinac Island, as well as historical sites where St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, and Cheboygan now prosper.
About the Author
A collector of Mackinac memorabilia and a student of Michilimackinac history, author Madeline Okerman Adie engages her audience with this interesting look at a magical place. Her previous work, Postcard History Series: Mackinaw City, was released by Arcadia Publishing in 2007.
Table of Contents
1 First People/Anishinabe 11
2 St. Ignace/Naw-do-wa-qua-au-me-sheeng 31
3 Mackinac Island/Mich-inni-maki-nong 49
4 Mackinaw City/Pe-quot-e-nonge 71
5 Cheboygan/Kitchi-bwa-gan 99
6 Let Us Go Boat Riding/Aum-bay Paw-baw-mish-kaw-daw 113
7 End of Trail/Mee-kuhn-a-boon-tahk 123
Ojibwa Song 125
Selected Bibliography 126
A Tribute to Mackinac Straits Health System 127