Pine Creek Indian Reservation

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Pine Creek Potawatomi Reservation
Athens Indian Church.jpg
Athens Indian Church
Location1485 Mno-Bmadzewen Way, Fulton, Michigan
Coordinates42°06′15″N 85°15′32″W / 42.10417°N 85.25889°W / 42.10417; -85.25889 (Pine Creek Indian Reservation)Coordinates: 42°06′15″N 85°15′32″W / 42.10417°N 85.25889°W / 42.10417; -85.25889 (Pine Creek Indian Reservation)
Area120 acres (49 ha)
Built1845 (1845)
NRHP reference #73000946[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 30, 1973

The Pine Creek Indian Reservation is the home of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi (NHBP), a federally-recognized tribe of Potawatomi in the United States. The reservation headquarters is located at 1485 Mno-Bmadzewen Way, between Fulton, Michigan and Athens, Michigan.[2] The historic structures on the reservation were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]


In 1838, members of the Potawatomi nation were forcibly removed from local lands to Kansas, in an operation known as the Potawatomi Trail of Death. During this removal, a group of Tribal Members escaped and returned to their native lands in Michigan. In 1845, Chief Moguago purchased a 120-acre parcel of land along the Pine Creek, and established the Pine Creek Indian Reservation. [2] With the help of Europeans in nearby Athens, the Potawatomi constructed several houses and a school.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2013-11-02). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Press Kit (PDF), Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (2013), The WPA Guide to Michigan: The Great Lakes State, Trinity University Press, p. 367, ISBN 9781595342201