Anishinabek: The People of This Place

About the Exhibit

Many direct descendants of the original Ottawa, Potawatomi and Chippewa people of West Michigan still live in the region today. Here is the story of the Anishinaabek – “the people” – in their own voices, with rare and fascinating objects, photographs and documents handed down through their families.

On display are hundreds of artifacts representing Native American decorative arts, clothing, weapons and tools. Throughout the exhibit are video interviews with Anishinaabe elders, parents, artists and professionals.