People of Detroit

Some of the people of Detroit during British rule (1760-1796).

Edward Abbott
James Abbott
Chapman Abraham
Jeffrey Amherst
William Ancrum
Colin Andrews
Charles Anthon
George Christian Anthon
Henry Anthon
John Anthon
John Askin
Marie Louisa Augier
Duperon Baby
Electus Backus
Thomas Barber
Catherine Barrois
A. Barthe
Henry Bassett
Robert Bayard
Thomas Bennett
Frances Beridge
Angelique Bienvenue
Henry Boquet
Hugh Boyle
John Bradstreet
Cassandra Brady
Electus Brady
Elizabeth Hall Brady
Jane Brady
John Brady
Mary Brady
Mary Laithy Brady
Samuel Preston Brady
Sarah Brady
Joseph Brant
Molly Brant
Elizabeth Browne
Thomas Bruce
J. Cabasie
Joseph Cabassier
Claude Campau
Jacques Campau
Jean Bte. Campau
Simon Campau
Donald Campbell
John Campbell
Guy Carleton
James Casety
Chabert
Alexis Chapoton
B. Chapoton
Joseph Chapoton
Magdelaine Chapoton
Isidore Chene
Cicot
James Hill Clark
William Claus
Thomas Colhoon
John Connolly
Jean Baptiste Contencineau
J.B. Craite
Croghan
Alexis Cuillerier
Abraham Cuyler
Dalzell
Robert Davers
Arent Schuyler de Peyster
Angelique Cuillerier deBeaubien
Philip (Philippe?) Dejean
Philip (Philippe?) Dejean (II)
Claude L'Esprit dit Champagne
Louis Veziere dit Laferte
John Dodge
David Edgar
William Edgar
Richard England
George Etherington
John Farrell
James Fisher
Ann Forsyth
William Forsyth
Thomas Gage
Isadore J. Gagnier
Antoine Gamelin
Eustache Gamelin
Medard Gamelin
Pierre Gamelin
Henry Gladwin
Martha Gladwin
Mary Gladwin
Henry Gladwin (II)
Godet
William Graham
Alexander Grant
Frederic Haldimand
Hamback
George Louis Hanover
Jehu Hay
Henry Hope
Cleveland Hunt
Genevieve Jadot
Benjamin James
William Johnson
Samuel Kennedy
George Knaggs
Catherine L'Esprit
La Bute
Dominique Labrosse
Lafleur
Jacob Lansing
Agatha Laselle
Marie Ann Leclaire
J.M. Legare
Gabriel Christoph LeGrand
J.M. Legras
Richard Beringer Lernoult
Stephen Lynch
Alexander Macomb
John Macomb
William Macomb
Manitou
Marantet
Robert Matthews
George McBeath
Allan McDougall
George McDougall
Elizabeth McGregor
Gregor McGregor
Lachlan McIntosh
Alexander McKee
J.P. McKinstry
Richard McNeal
Robert McWilliams
George Meldrum
Baptiste Meloche
Alexander Mercier
Hugh Mitchell
F. Mollere
Charles Moran
John V. Moran
Gershom Mott
Mary Mott
Mumford
Patrick Murray
Jean Myer
Mariana Navarre
Jacques Peltier
Edward Pollard
Pontiac
John Porteous
J.A. Portier
J. Poupard
William Dummer Powell
Louis Prigian
Israel Putnam
James Rankin
Hyacinthe(?) Reaume
Marie Reaume
William Robertson
John Robinson
John Roche
James Rogers
Robert Rogers
James Rouget
Jonas Schindler
Abraham Schuyler
Peter Schuyler
David Smart
David William Smith
John Smith
Pierre St. Cosme
Theotiste St. Cosme
St. Martin
John Steadman
James Stephenson
James Sterling
James L. Thompson
George Turnbull
Sam Tymes
Van der Velder
H. Van Schaak
Z. Veauchers
Thuner Vessecher
Pierre Veziere
John Vicegerier
Sarah Wallis
Cecilia Williams
Elizabeth Williams
Ferdinand Williams
J.C. Devereux Williams
James Mott Williams
John C. Williams
Mary C.A. Williams
Nathan Williams
Theodore Williams
Thomas Williams
John Winder
Wiseman
B.J.H. Witherell
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Algonquin

General term used to describe Native Americans of the following tribes (and others): Delaware, Fox, Huron, Miami, Ojibwa (Chippewa), Ottawa, Potawatomi, Sac, Shawnee and Winnebago.
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arquebus

A 39 pound (approximate) musket that two men would prop on a tri-pod and fire with a small torch. The arquebus was used by Champlain's men against the Iroquois to defend the Hurons. This may be the cause of decades of Iroquois abuse of the Hurons.
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clay and wattle

Building technique used in the construction of chimneys in the early days of Fort Ponchartrain. The technique involved piling sticks and packing them - inside and out - with clay and mud.
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Colbertism

Name for early French mercantilism in America, which Jean-Baptiste Colbert was influential in developing.
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conges

Trade permits issued by the Canadian government/court of France in the late 1600s to early 1700s.
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coureurs de bois

Very early French inhabitants of the current US and Canada who gave up their farmsteads for lives in the fur trade. They often lived with Native Americans.
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District of Hesse

Land district provisioned by the Canadian Council on July 24, 1788. The area was on the east side of the Detroit River.
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Fox

"Properly ""Mesh-kwa-ki-hug"". Native American tribe living in the area between Saginaw Bay and Thunder Bay at the time Detroit was founded. The French called the tribe Renyard. An allied tribe of the Sacs and Mascoutin."
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Huron

A Native American tribe that built a village near Fort Ponchartrain.
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Iroquoian

General term sometimes used to describe Native Americans of the following tribes: Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Seneca.
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Iroquois

"A Native American tribe known for antagonizing and brutalizing the Hurons (see also arquebus)"
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Mascouten

Native American tribe living in the Grand Traverse Bay area at the time Detroit was founded. An allied tribe of the Foxes and Sacs. Also spelled Mascoutin.
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Miami

A Native American tribe that built a village near Fort Ponchartrain.
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Muskhogean

General term used to describe Native Americans of the following tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Creek.
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New York Currency

First standard currency used in Detroit (first used in 1765).
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Ottawa

A Native American tribe that built a village near Fort Ponchartrain.
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Outagamies

Native American tribe living in the Grand Traverse Bay area at the time Detroit was founded. An allied tribe of the Foxes (and Sacs?).
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Plains Indians

General term used to describe Native Americans of the following tribes: Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, and Pawnee (Pani).
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Potawatomi

A Native American tribe that built a village near Fort Ponchartrain.
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Quebec Act

Act of June 22, 1774, in which British Parliament decides to exercise English law in criminal cases and old French provincial law in civil cases in western settlements. The idea was to discourage people from settling in the west.
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Renyard

See Fox
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ribbon farms

Original land grants given by Cadillac. The lots were typically around 200 feet wide at the river front, with lengths up to 3 miles.
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Sac

See Sauk
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Sakis

See Sauk
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Sauk

Native American tribe living in the area between Saginaw Bay and Thunder Bay at the time Detroit was founded. The French called the tribe Sakis; English and Americans generally call them Sacs. An allied tribe of the Foxes/Renyards and Mascouten.
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Shoshonean

General term used to describe Native Americans of the following tribes: Bannock and Shoshone.
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Treaty of Montreal

Treaty ending the war between the Iroquois and France and England. Negotiations began in July of 1698 and the treaty was signed in August of 1701.
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Treaty of Ryswick

September 20, 1697 treaty ending war between France and England.
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voyageurs

Early French explorers who traveled mainly by water.