TITLE

The Kawbawgam Cases: Native Claims and the Discovery of Iron in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

AUTHOR(S)
Mead, Rebecca J.
PUB. DATE
September 2014
SOURCE
Michigan Historical Review;Fall2014, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the efforts of Michigan Native American Charlotte Kawbawgam to force the business enterprise the Jackson Iron Company to compensate her father, Matji-gijig (Bad Day), for labor performed in helping discover the Marquette, Michigan, Iron Range. It discusses rulings by the Michigan Supreme Court concerning Kawbawgam's claims, Native American understanding of legal rights and their relationship with Euro-Americans, and the testimony of Michigan Native American Charles Kawbawgam.
ACCESSION #
99409683

 

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