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Thomas Gage

General

Lieutenant of Jeffrey Amherst.

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Isadore J. Gagnier

Signed a petition supporting the election of Philip Dejean as judge and justice of Detroit.

Antoine Gamelin

Signed a petition supporting the election of Philip Dejean as judge and justice of Detroit.

Eustache Gamelin

Active French citizen in British Detroit in the late 1760's. Also signed a petition supporting the election of Philip Dejean as judge and justice of Detroit.

Medard Gamelin

Signed a petition supporting the election of Philip Dejean as judge and justice of Detroit. Served at times as an arbitrator.

Pierre Gamelin

Citizen of British Detroit.

Louis Gastineau

Held lot #36 of the original 68 land grants Cadillac made to private individuals from March 1707 to June 1710. One of two men to whom de Tonty gave exclusive trade rights to in Fort Ponchartrain.

Gies

Click for a list of Gies who immigrated from Germany and had Detroit connections.

Henry Gladwin

Major

Born: 1732
Died: 1794

Second commandant of Fort Ponchartrain under British rule (July, 1762).

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Martha Gladwin

Born: 1785
Died: 10-17-1817

Daughter of Major Henry Gladwin.

Mary Gladwin

Daughter of Major Henry Gladwin. Mary died in infancy.

Henry Gladwin (II)

Son of Major Henry Gladwin. Henry died in infancy.

Godet

Signed a petition supporting the election of Philip Dejean as judge and justice of Detroit.

William Graham

Settler of British Detroit.

Veron Grandmesnil

Cadillac's lawyer and storehouse employee.

Alexander Grant

Served with Patrick Murray on the land board of the District of Hesse (east side of Detroit River). One of three members of parliament elected in Detroit (late 1790's).

Marie Gregoire

Great granddaughter of Cadillac (daughter of Marie Therese Cadillac and Bartholomey de Gregoire)

Marie Therese (Cadillac) Gregoire

Granddaughter of Cadillac (daughter of Joseph). She and her family eventually became the legal owners of Cadillac's lands Donaquec and Mount Desert.

Nicolas Gregoire

Great grandson of Cadillac (son of Marie Therese Cadillac and Bartholomey de Gregoire)

Pierre Gregoire

Great grandson of Cadillac (son of Marie Therese Cadillac and Bartholomey de Gregoire)

Grenoble

Explorer who traveled with Etienne Brule.

Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Luth (Duluth)

Established Fort St. Joseph (Port Huron) in 1686.

Roman Gribbs

66th Mayor of the City of Detroit (1970-1974).

Stephen Benedict Grummond

Born: 09-18-1834

40th Mayor of the City of Detroit (1884-1885).

Paul Guillet

Held lot #66 of the original 68 land grants Cadillac made to private individuals from March 1707 to June 1710.

Denis Guyon

Mother of Marie Therese (Guyon) Cadillac

Elizabeth (Boucher) Guyon

Mother of Marie Therese (Guyon) Cadillac

Guyon

Ship owner who may have provided Cadillac with trading vessels during his time in Port Royal, New France (Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada). Guyon was also the uncle of Cadillac's wife, Marie Therese Guyon of Quebec.

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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.