by Ray Anthony
The Grave Site Of Chief Charley Kawbamgam
If you have yet to visit Presque Isle Park: The crown jewel site-seeing spot of Marquette Michigan, then you must see it as soon as you can when you visit the Marquette Michigan area. It offers so much to the travel photographer, outdoor adventurer and site-seeing enthusiast.
Whether you're in route by car (certain hours apply), bike or by foot, shortly after passing the Presque Isle events gazebo and picnic area, you will happen upon the grave site of Chief Charley Kawbamgam. Chief Charley Kawbamgam was the last chief of the Chippewa Indians. Chief Kawbamgam and his wife Charlotte, resided on the island. “Presque Isle was their home for many years – and into eternity,” as a sign located at the grave site reads.
Prior to entering the City of Marquette on Front Street you will find the Marquette's starting point: Lake Superior Community Partnership which offers a litany of information about Chief Charley Kawbamgaw, the City of Marquette, and the entire Marquette County area. The building isn't too hard to find, for it sits right next to the Father Jacques Marquette statue, a popular tourist site-seeing spot.