Dr. Michelle Cassidy presented on the involvement of Native Americans from the Odawa and Ojibwa tribes during the U.S. Civil War.

On February 10, during the celebration of the Isabella County 159th Founder's day, CMU History professor Michelle Cassidy gave a presentation on the involvement of Native Americans from the Odawa and Ojibwa tribes during the U.S. Civil War.

From the Morning Sun report:

"Founded in 1863, the Union-aligned Company K had approximately 136 Anishinaabe members, mostly from the Odawa and Ojibwa tribes; a total of approximately 20,000 Native American men fought for the Union and Confederate armies combined. Specifically, about 27 men in Company K came from Isabella County, Cassidy said."