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Shimnecon Cemetery
Also known as: Indian Cemetery
Portland
Ionia County
Michigan  USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:
In the spring of 1839 there were about 600 Indians living at Meshimeneconing (Shimnecon) meaning "apple orchard," a village in Danby Township upriver from Portland.

In the fall of 1841, following the return of some of the Indians from a trip to Grand Rapids, smallpox broke out in the tribe and all but 150 of the Indians in the settlement died and were buried in Shimnecon.

Their chiefs were Daynae and Manuquod while among others of some prominence were Onewanda, Nacquit, Negumwater, Sisshebee, Nikkenashwa, Whiskemuk, Pashek and Squagum and his sons, Thargee and Chedskunk.
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