Today in Michigan History

June 14, 1671

The Pageant of the Sault was held.

French officials, led by Simon Francois, Sieur de St. Lusson, gathered at Sault Ste. Marie “to extend God’s glory and to promote the king of France.” In a ceremony attended by Native Americans from fourteen different nations, Lusson raised a cross and claimed that most of the interior of North America, including Michigan, belonged to the French crown.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.