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In the 1836 Treaty, the Anishinaabeg ceded over 13.8 million acres (21,621 square miles) of land in what is now northern Michigan. Roughly speaking, the 1836 ceded territory boundaries are the Eastern Upper Peninsula up to the Escanaba River and two-thirds of the northern lower peninsula down to Thunder Bay River on the east side and the Grand River on the west side with a boundary line drawn between the two rivers, as the map details:

1836 treaty boundaries

In Article Thirteenth of the 1836 Treaty, the Anishinaabeg reserved the right to hunt and fish.

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Tribal Code

Natural Resources

Law Enforcement

Tribal Court

Detailed 1836 Treaty Map

Story Of Our People

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