Assegun Tribe

Assegun Indians (probably from Chippewa ŭ’shigŭn ‘black bass.’ W. J.) A traditional tribe said to have occupied the region about Mackinaw and Sault Ste Marie on the first coming of the Ottawa and Chippewa, and to have been driven by them southward through lower Michigan.  They are said, and apparently correctly, to have been either connected with the Mascouten or identical with that tribe, and to have made the bone deposits in northern Michigan.

For Further Study

The following articles and manuscripts will shed additional light on the Assegun as both an ethnological study, and as a people.

Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

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