Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center


Eyaawing (pronounced a-yah-wing) translates as “Who we are” in Anishinaabemowin,

the traditional language of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.


Our Museum and Cultural Center was created by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians to establish, gather, interpret, and maintain a record of the history of the Grand Traverse Band of Anishinabek.  We have great respect for the circle of life, honor for our families, and the telling of our true heritage. It is our hope and belief that this museum will promote the Tribe’s belief that the culture, language and spirit of the Grand Traverse Band shall be recognized, perpetuated, communicated, supported, and shared with the people of all nations.


The view from our office

"Find a job you love, and you'll never work a day in your life..."


Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center is open Wednesdays – Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Inside the museum you will also find the Odaawa Gamik (Our Museum Store). The store features the work of local and tribal artists and we have everything from handmade jewelry and baskets to stained glass, dream catchers, and much more. Our inventory also includes education materials, books, and maps.  


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This page last updated on 8/16/2016.

The Grand Traverse Band of
Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

2605 N. West Bay Shore Dr.
Peshawbestown, MI 49682
Toll Free Exchange:1-866-534-7750