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The Early Days Of Michigan
The Early Days Of Michigan
The Early Days Of Michigan
The Early Days Of Michigan
The Early Days Of Michigan
The Early Days Of Michigan
The Early Days Of Michigan
The Early Days Of Michigan
The Early Days Of Michigan
The Early Days Of Michigan
The Early Days Of Michigan
The Early Days Of Michigan
The Early Days Of Michigan
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The Early Days Of Michigan
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The Early Days Of Michigan


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  • 1. Misty Blain
    Edu 290
    The Early Days of Michigan
  • 2. (1636 – 1842)
    3 Main Tribes:
    Chippewa or Ojibway
    The Indians of Michigan
    daBinsi. “A Chippewa Elder" August 9, 2009
    Via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution
  • 3. 1st to be seen by Europeans
    Largest in Michigan – they lived in the up and on the shore of Lake Huron in the Lower Peninsula.
    Anishinabe (ah nish in A bey)
    Means first man
    Algonquin Language
    Hunted and fished for food
    Gathered berries
    Dried food and saved for winter
    Chippewa or Ojibway
    Cseeman. “Wild Berries in Saline, Michigan” July 4, 2009. Via Flicker/creative commons
  • 4. Lived in Southern Michigan
    Name comes from Ojibwa phrase
    Means fire
    Algonquin Language
    Big farmers
    Used fire to burn off grass before they planted food
    Corn, squash, beans, tobacco, melons, and sunflowers
  • 5. Lived in the western part of Michigan
    Algonquin Language
    Name came from Adawa which means to trade.
    Traded woven mats & furs for pottery & sea shells.
    Corn, sunflower oil, tobacco, and medicinal herbs were traded too.
    Experts in the use of canoes.
  • 6. St. Lawrence river a pathway
    Contest between:
    Many did not go far into the land of the U.S.
    Exploring North America
  • 7. Etienne (Brulé)
    Did not write about his travels
    First European to see MI
    Brulé and Grenoble (assistant) helped find Michigan
    Reached the U.P. in 1622
    Land was called “new France”
    Finding Michigan!
  • 8. The land was claimed for France
    In June 1671 St. Lussian proclaimed that the land belonged to France.
    Claiming Michigan
  • 9. Forts were being built
    1686 Duluth builds for St. Joseph at Port Huron
    1690 Fort de Buade is built at St. Ignace
    1691 fort St. Joseph in built at Niles.
    Seeking Michigan. “Augustus Mitchell Map of Michigan” February 19, 2008. Via Flicker/creative commons
  • 10. June 4th 1701 Cadillac left Montreal in a convoy of 25 canoes which carried 50 soldiers and 50 voyageurs along with some Indians
    On the 23rd of June they reached Grosse Ille
    Next day they began work on fort pontchartrain
    Detroit is Born!
  • 11. Center of fur trade
    Originally in St. Ignace
    Rebuilt in Mackinac city in 1781
    The fort michilimackinac was later moved to Mackinac Island in 1979
    Jim Frazier. “Fort Mackinac and Block House” August 4, 2007. Via Flicker/creative commons
  • 12. From 1754 to 1760
    Began over a land feud between French and British.
    Both sides wanted the Indians to joins them.
    Indians fought on both sides
    French and Indian War
  • 13. British would not leave
    Indians wanted to keep their land
    When the British left the us took possession of the Michigan territory.
    The land then had to be surveyed before people could live there.
    U.S. takes possession of the Michigan territtory
  • 14. War started when the Americans got hungry fro more Indian land.
    It was the British and Indians vs.. the Americans
    American army was concentrated near Toledo Ohio.
    Peace treaty was made December 25th 1914.
    Lewis Cass was made governor of the Michigan territory
    War of 1812
  • 15. 200 years earlier the French explorers used rivers and lakes to travel. Now (1800) 200 years later water was still the easiest was to travel.
    SO, in 1817 the governor of New York state decided to build the Erie Canal.
    This gave another new route to Michigan making the state more and more accessible since There were not that many roads to use.
    A new route to Michigan
  • 16. In the 1800’s people started to clear the land to farm and live.
    The planted whatever they could and whatever they needed. One of the biggest crops was wheat.
    There was diseases that caused a lot of troubles for the settlers, cholera was a big one.
    Most of the settlers helped each other survive and get through daily life and schools were started for the children.
    Foraging the landscape and Michigan life
  • 17. There was a change in leadership and Stevens T. Mason when to talk to president Andrew Jackson and talked him into letting his son become the governor of Michigan.
    So Mason can go to Texas undercover.
    He had inherited land there.
    Now The young Stevens T. Mason was the new governor of Michigan.
    He was only 18 when appointed to the position.
    Michigan is almost ready to be a state!
  • 18. Step 1: In the beginning a territory has no elected officials. Its governed by an appointed governor and three judges. The governor can appoint lesser officials
    Step 2: once there are 5,000 free adult men, an elected legislature or general assembly is formed but the governor must approve of all laws. The governor, secretary, and judges are still appointed.
    Step 3:one there are 60, 000 people in the territory, it can become a state, entering the union equal to all other states.
    3 steps to becoming a state
  • 19. By 1834 Michigan had 85, 000 people living in the soon to be state.
    Mason requested that Michigan become a state but congress voted no!
    Land disputes started between Michigan and Ohio over the Ohio Strip.
    Four weeks after Michigan agreed to change their southern border congress voted to let Michigan join the rest of the states.
    A State at Last!
  • 20. McConnell, David B. Foreging the Peninsulas. Hillsdale Educational Publishers, inc. 2001.
    Greenman, Emmerson F. The Indians of Michigan. A John M. History Fund Publication. Pamphlet #5. Michigan Historical Commission Lansing, 1961.
    Clipart from Microsoft.