The Early Days - Pre 1809

  • In 1805, after the Revolutionary War, this region of Michigan was part of the Northwest Territory.

  • The region included stretches of primeval forest and open prairie.

  • Indian tribes in the area included Chippewas, Pottawatomies, Ottawas and Wyandottes.

  • Herds of deer and solitary bears traveled the area.

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