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Elizabeth White-"The White Queen"

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Elizabeth White-"The White Queen"

dena (View posts)
Posted: 917784000000
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I am interested in learning the name of the Chippewa chief that Elizabeth White used to have lunch with.

According to an obituary I have she was the first white child to live in the Garden Peninsula. At the age of 16, Elizabeth, in the summer of 1868 was the charge for the U.S. mail from Garden to "Monistique" on horseback taking a trail just wide enough for a single horse.

On her return trip she forded the Indian River from where the trail skirted the shore of Indian lake. Here the Chippewa were friendly to the girl with the long brown curls. They called her "The White Queen". It was her custom to have lunch with the old chief after dispatching her mail. The following winter the mail was entrusted to the care of an Indian who mushed over the snow with his sled and dogs. Who was this chief??

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance..

Dena
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