Eyaawing Museum

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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 Anishinaabek with respect for the circle of life, honor for our families, and the telling of our true heritage. This role will promote the Tribe’s belief that the culture, language and xeyaawingeldersad.jpgspirit of the Grand Traverse Band shall be recognized, perpetuated, communicated, supported, and shared with the people of all nations.

Eyaawing (pronounced a-yah-wing) translates as “Who we are” in Anishinaabemowin, the
traditional language of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indinas.

  • Eyaawing is open Wednesday – Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Looking for individuals who are interested in volunteering one day a week or one day a month
  • Provide educational programs for school groups and other organizations.
  • Offer programming for the community through demonstrations, lectures and discussions.


Odaawa Gamik The Museum Store

Odaawe Gamik features the work of Tribal artists and craftspeople. The inventory also includes education materials for adults and children, maps and a wide variety of books.


Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center
2304 N. West Bayshore Drive Peshawbestown, Michigan
231-534-7764 or 534-7768         Museum@gtbindians.com

Visit and "Like" our official Facebook page at: Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center (all seperate words). Our Facebook page is updated weekly with events and/or special messages. We would also like to invite our Tribal members to submit their family photographs to this page to share with other Grand Traverse Band Members. Miigwetch and we look forward to seeing you all at Eyaawing!!

This page last updated on 3/25/2014.

The Grand Traverse Band of
Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

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