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Fort Mackinaw - A famous trading post, situated on Mackinac Island - Michilmackinac (Big Turtle) as it was formerly called - between Lakes Huron and Michigan.  In 1764 Fort Mackinaw was captured for the English from the French by Indian allies who used a ruse of following a lacrosse ball into the fort.

The term mackinaw, which is from the Chippewa word meaning "turtle," is applied to several things in English.  A mackinaw is a kind of bateau or flatboat used by traders.  A heavy blanket is known as a mackinaw blanket, and there is a hat by the name.  A species of lake trout is termed Mackinac trout.

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