Archaeological Presentations

The attached presentations provide background on the history and archaeological significance of the King House and surrounding area.

King House Presentation at the Harbor Springs Historical Society

The presentation attached below was given at the Harbor Springs Historical Society on September 19, 2019 by Kerri Finlayson, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey.

King House Presentation by Dave Frurip given in October of 2017

Please join Oxbow Archaeologist member Dr. Dave Frurip for a presentation about an ongoing archaeological investigation at an Odawa log cabin site dating to about 1850. The cabin has not been occupied since the 1950’s and is only one of two remaining in the historical Native American town of Middle Village on the shores of Little Traverse Bay. The local area has a rich history and has traditionally been called by the French name L’Arbre Croche or Crooked Tree. It was the site for supplying corn to the residents of Fort Michilimackinac for many years during the fur trade era in the 18th century. Along with historic artifacts, prehistoric chert flakes were found indicating the area was occupied much earlier than the date of the cabin.