||Okemos, the last Chieftain in Mid-Michigan to have lived his
life and lead his people as tribes had for generations. His passing
in 1858 marked the end of a way of life, and the transition of a
Often seen as a one-dimensional historical
figure, Okemos was anything but.
His path began with struggle and courage, turning to concession
with honor, yet it was one always one traveled with dignity and