Fred Ettawageshik Papers
c.00587

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Ettawageshik, Fred, 1896-1969
Title
Fred Ettawageshik papers
ID
c.00587
Date [inclusive]
1850-1988
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet , 6 folders
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Biographical Note

Fred Ettawageshik was Chief Pipigwa of the Odawa (formerly called Ottawa) tribe. He ran a store started by his father that sold Native American art. He was married to Jane Esther Willits and they had a son, Frank who makes pottery using traditional methods.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains material about the Ettawageshik family. There are copies of newspaper articles about Joseph Ettawageshik, Fred’s father; a copy of a certificate signed by President Zachary Taylor, declaring ownership of land to the Ettawageshiks; a copy of a dog license; and a copy of a postcard notifying Joseph of his commission as Notary Public. There are also a booklet and a map with images of Fred, and a flyer for the game Fred invented. In addition are brochures for Frank’s pottery gallery. Also included are a postcard and photograph of Fred.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 2006

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Ettawageshik, Frank

Subject(s)

  • Ottawa Indians

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Collection Inventory

Folder

Brochures 1951, 1956, 1988, Undated 

1

Certificates 1850, Undated 

2

County Documents 1873-1884 

3

Newspaper Articles 1934, 1946, 1953 

4

Photograph Undated 

5

Postcard 1957 

6