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Our Native American Heritage
Most of our guests visit here because they enjoy the Mackinac Island “experience” reminiscent of a more genteel era – and era horse-drawn carriages, wildflower-strewn woodlands, bandshell concerts, and vintage architecture with unique shops and boutiques. While this is an accurate picture of our modern-day Island, we also like to encourage visitors to explore a past that goes well beyond the Victorian Age – back to the Island’s early beginnings, when the people of the Potawatomi, Ojibwa, and
The story of the region’s Native American Tribes can now be gleaned through six markers set up around the Island’s perimeter on M-185, on which visitors can read of their burial grounds, trade, and history up to the present. Other sites around the Island are excellent examples of its heritage, such as the newly-restored Biddle House. The Island’s oldest building, it was the home of Agatha Biddle, who was an