2018-10-06 / News

Agatha Biddle To Be Inducted Into Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame

Agatha Biddle will be recognized for her contributions to Michigan by being inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. As an Odawa chief living on Mackinac Island, Mrs. Biddle was pivotal in the negotiations of the 1855 Treaty of Detroit. She lived from 1797 to 1873 and resided in the historic Biddle House on Market Street.

Induction will be Thursday, October 18, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing. Others to be inducted are Clara Stanton Jones, the first woman and first African American to serve as director of a major city public library; Mona Hanna-Attisha, the physician who first identified lead in the Flint water supply; Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, and chemist Angela Wilson.

Mackinac State Historic Parks is in the process of transforming the Biddle House into a Native American museum, told from the perspective of Agatha Biddle.

The Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame is operated by Michigan Women Forward: HERstory in Lansing.

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