The Native American Role in the Underground Railroad
Genevieve Eicher spoke at the Swanton Public Library on the role Native Americans played in the Underground Railroad. She discussed routes used by runaway slaves and the efforts of Indians in helping them escape. Ms. Genevieve Eicher is a Napoleon resident and descendant of a Wyandot Chief. Her costume was a dress her grandmother wore as she participated in the Underground Railroad movement. The geographic focus was the Maumee River to the East and Jasper, Michigan, to the North.