A friend of mine has asked that I help find out a little information on his gr-gr grandmother, Eugenia Teresa Laplante, shown below.Eugenia has been identified as an "indian" and he would be very interested to know more about his Native-American heritage.What I know so far is:
I have a copy of a birth certificate for Charles John LaPlante, bn. 5-27-31 in Detroit, Mi.The certificate shows his mother to be Eugenia Teresa LaPlante, bn. 3-18-1912 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mi., died 6-7-2001 in Traverse City, MI.
Charles' father is shown to be a Jack Lambert, bn. about 1907, but apparently he was not part of Charles life after birth.Eugenia eventually married a William P. Martin in 1931.
On the birth certificate, it shows that Eugenia, in the "color or race" box, to be "Indian".I would like to somehow confirm this and wonder if anyone has any information or a way to verify this? Or does anyone know of a web site focused on Native Americans Geneology research in Michigan?Thanks for any help.