Michigan Geography and Early
History
Geography
Early People
Michigan History
Map of Thomas
Jefferson’s plan
for the division
of states West
of Appalachia.
What Region is Michigan Located In?
• Midwest
• Mideast
• East North Central – according to Dept. of
Commerce
• Great Lake...
Today’s Plan
• Jumpstart Assignment
– What does this picture tell you about Michigan’s first
people? (Write your answer in...
Michigan – What’s with the name?
• Comes from two native Algonquian words:
–Michi – meaning “great or big”
–Gama – meaning...
Native Peoples of Michigan
• The First Natives of Michigan were known as
Paleo-Indians who are believed to have
migrated f...
Historical Periods
• Archaic Period – 8000 B.C. – 1000 B.C. - glaciers
recede to the north giving rise to hardwood
forests...
The Mound Builders
300 B.C. – A.D. 500
• Built conical mounds for
ceremonies and funerals.
• Traded with natives from the ...
Map of
Michigan
Counties
Michigan early history
Michigan early history
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Michigan early history

  1. 1. Michigan Geography and Early History Geography Early People
  2. 2. Michigan History
  3. 3. Map of Thomas Jefferson’s plan for the division of states West of Appalachia.
  4. 4. What Region is Michigan Located In? • Midwest • Mideast • East North Central – according to Dept. of Commerce • Great Lakes – Many college regional's are called the Great Lakes Region • Eastern – As in the Detroit Pistons Conference and the Eastern Time Zone • Central – As in the Detroit Lions Conference • Mid-American – as in the Mid-American Conference (MAC)
  5. 5. Today’s Plan • Jumpstart Assignment – What does this picture tell you about Michigan’s first people? (Write your answer in your notebook) • Notes: Michigan’s Early People • Assignment: The Early Residents
  6. 6. Michigan – What’s with the name? • Comes from two native Algonquian words: –Michi – meaning “great or big” –Gama – meaning “lake” • The term first came into use by the French in 1681 in reference to Lac de Michigami or (Lake Michigan) • Michigania was actually first the proposed name for a territory in present day northern Wisconsin and the southwest Upper Peninsula.
  7. 7. Native Peoples of Michigan • The First Natives of Michigan were known as Paleo-Indians who are believed to have migrated from Russia in 12000 B.C.
  8. 8. Historical Periods • Archaic Period – 8000 B.C. – 1000 B.C. - glaciers recede to the north giving rise to hardwood forests in the south • Woodland Period – 1000 B.C. – A.D. 1650 – Agriculture begins to flourish
  9. 9. The Mound Builders 300 B.C. – A.D. 500 • Built conical mounds for ceremonies and funerals. • Traded with natives from the west. Archaeologists know they traded because of the artifacts left behind were similar to those in other parts of Michigan and the Rocky Mountains.
  10. 10. Map of Michigan Counties
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