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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fort de Buade in St Ignace

There are many cool things to discover in St Ignace just the other side of mighty Mackinac Bridge.  The museum, Fort de Buade, on State Street downtown refers to the fort built in St Ignace by the French in 1681 to protect the fur-trading business. Today it is filled with interesting artifacts that depict the history and relics of that time. The collection above belonged to the last chief in the area: Santiago. He passed away at the age of 100 in the early 1900's. Culled from his log home in the UP it is a fascinating look into the Indian life melded with that of the White man.

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