1853 Petition On Behalf of Chippewa of Lk. Superior

March 10th 1853

Petition in behalf of the Chippewa Indians of Lake Superior.

To the Secretary of the Interior.

We the undersigned, citizens of L Anse and Kewawonon Point, Lake Superior, do most respectfully petition your Honor, That the Chippewa Indians now residing at L-Anse and vicinity on Lake Superior State of Michigan may receive their annuities now due them and hereafter to become due to them. And that the same be paid them at L Anse. And that the officers of farmer, blacksmith, and carpenter, and their school, and oxen, and farming utensils be restored to them. L-Anse March 10th 1853.

Mackinac Agency
Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs 1828-1880
National Archives Microfilm Publications M234 Roll 404 1853-1855