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Before Hemingway became obsessed with bullfighting, big-game hunting and deep-sea fishing, Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay region inspired his youthful imagination. In the woods beyond the family cottage and the opulent resort hotels, he eyed wildlife, gun in hand, and cast his line in crystal-clear streams and lakes, often making friends among the Algonquian-speaking Ottawa and Ojibwa, who lived in the shadow of a lumbering-era past…. Ernest soon saw the Native Americans’ severe poverty, with the lumber industry no longer offering employment.—John Cohassey
Things have gotten better for some Native Americans in northwestern Michigan . Today, a few miles from where young Hemingway once roamed, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa an...
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