I-aw-bense

I-aw-bense

There seems to have been several chiefs or lesser chiefs by the name of I-aw-bense or forms of the name. It is not certain which I-aw-bense is pictured here. The genealogy that we have been able to compile with the records we found is the I-aw-bense who was the "lesser chief" located at Saulte Ste. Marie, Mi. His daughter, Susanna married Jean Isaac Levake who was most likely the brother to Henry Lavake. Susan's family lived in the Naubinway and Moran Twp. area. It is said that her father was also known as Gitchie-Aibense.