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  • 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 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)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • The Mound Builders300 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.
  • Map of Michigan Counties