You would think that this has not the slightest thing to do with Anishinabe history. You are wrong however. Route 66 is an Anishinabe road which is probably at least 1,300 years old. After the Anishinabe people became aware of the Seven Fires Prophecy, they did as instructed and commenced to search for the land mentioned in the Seven Fires Prophecy. They not only ventured westwards they also built large canoe shaped ships and sailed to Europe. They are the famous Vikings. They were not stupid and knew a people from the east would invade with intentions on exterminating them. About the diasporas towards the west. It would be obstinate to think they used only one path. So at least two and possibly 3 or 4 paths, were used by the Anishinabe people of those times (700s or the 8th century).
One road obviously led from eastern Canada to the Montana region. Today, that road is known as the Fisk Wagon Trail and Mullan Road. The road eventually led to the Columbia River of Washington State and then the Pacific Ocean. Near the location in Washington where the Mullan Road reaches the area where the Columbia River leads back up to Canada where it begins, the road followed and still does. However, it is Route 66 which is are subject. Below is a map of Route 66. And Route 66 was not a road the whites carved out. You'll notice that Route 66 starts where present day Chicago, Illinois is located. However, the Route 66 road actually extended much further eastwards to what is now the province of Quebec. About 1,300 years ago the Great Lakes had yet to flood that area. So Route 66 probably started somewhere in the east of Quebec and followed the road which went towards Montana for quite some way. Where the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is, is probably where the road branched off and went towards what is now the Chicago, Illinois Region.
Continuing on with their search for the land they were told to find. Anishinabe explorers eventually reached what is now the Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona region. From probably the north of Texas, they branched off a new road which went down to what is now Mexico. They eventually invaded southern Mexico. They became the famous Aztecs. Back up in the north of Texas and also Oklahoma and Kansas, they became the Wichita or Pawnee. They also settled down in Arizona and New Mexico. They are the famous Anazasi (Amazasi people - the name America is derived from Amazasi - in the north of Africa where the Berbers live, the name is pronounced as Amazigh) of that region. Anishinabe is not the correct name for the Atlantean people. It is in fact Amazasi. Amazon is probably the correct pronunciation. The Anishinabe people also invaded South America after they brought Mexico and Central America under their control. They are the famous Inca of South America.
Anyway, after the whites invaded, the Anishinabe people fought a brutal unequal war against the white invaders who used plague warfare and their superior weapons to dominate. By the early 18th century, Anishinabe ogimak (leaders) knew from prophecy they needed to move not only the Anishinabe people but all other Indian peoples, away from the white invaders who want to exterminate Native Americans. They used both the Mullan Road and Route 66. Many Anishinabek and other Indians and even their black allies, migrated as far as southern California. Though the United States brought all of California under their control by 1850, southern California was especially difficult to colonize. Lack of water and a large Anishinabe population and their Indian and black allies, prevented the white invaders from sending large numbers of white invaders to southern California. That changed in the 1880s. Route 66 is a National Landmark to the Anishinabe Nation.