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Frederic Haldimand

General

Succeeded Guy Carleton as Governor of Canada (1778-1784).

Hamback

Took supplies to and started a trade business in Detroit in January, 1761.

George Louis Hanover

King of England

Born: 1660
Died: 1727

English King in late 1700's.

John H. Harmon

Born: 06-21-1819
Died: 08-06-1888

26th Mayor of the City of Detroit (1852-1853)

John Harvey

Town baker. A fire started in Harvey's barn destroyed all of Detroit on June 11, 1805.

Jehu Hay

Lieutenant-Governor

Last lieutenant-governor of British Fort Detroit.

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Pierre Hemard

Held lot #13 of the original 68 land grants Cadillac made to private individuals from March 1707 to June 1710.

David Henderson

One of thirty leading Detroit citizens deported by General Proctor for criticizing the General's actions during the War of 1812.

Louis Hennepin

Friar

Born: 05-12-1626

Franciscan Priest of the Recollet order. Penned the first known written description of the Detroit area.

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Hugo J Hesse

Hugo J. Hesse and his real estate business partner Walter C. Piper were early settlers of Warren, Michigan. Their company was called Piper-Hesse. Special thanks to Suzette deBeaubien Brown, granddaughter of Hugo J. Hesse, for this information.

Henry Hope

Lieutenant-Governor

Lieutenant-governor of Canada(?) in 1786.

Douglass Houghton

Born: 09-21-1809
Died: 10-13-1845

18th Mayor of the City of Detroit (1842)

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Charles Howard

Born: 08-07-1804
Died: 11-06-1883

23rd Mayor of the City of Detroit (1849-1850)

Henry Howard

13th Mayor of the City of Detroit (1837)

Bela Hubbard

Born: 1814
Died: 1896

Learn more about Bela Hubbard at Wikipedia.

Cleveland Hunt

Nephew of Henry Jackson Hunt, second Mayor of the City of Detroit.

Henry Jackson Hunt

Mayor

Died: 1826

2nd Mayor of the City of Detroit (1826; died in office)

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Oliver Moulton Hyde

Born: 03-10-1804
Died: 06-28-1870

27th and 29th Mayor of the City of Detroit (1854-1855 & 1856-1857); helped establish the Detoit House of Correction

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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.