Today in Michigan History

June 2, 1763

Fort Michilimackinac was captured by Native Americans.

Ojibway (Chippewa) and Sac (Sauk) Indians massacred twenty British soldiers and one trader at Michilimackinac. The Indians had suggested playing a game of baggataway (lacrosse) in honor of the king’s birthday. Indian women watching the game concealed weapons beneath their blankets. When the ball flew over the stockade wall, the Indians rushed in and seized the fort.

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