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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.