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Edward Abbott
James Abbott
James Abbott (II)
Chapman Abraham
William Adair
Charles S. Adams
Guilleaume Aguet
Claude Allouez
Jeffrey Amherst
William Ancrum
James Anderson
John Anderson
Colin Andrews
Charles Anthon
George Christian Anthon
Henry Anthon
John Anthon
Dennis Archer
William Smead Armitage
James A. Armstrong
Arnault
Adelaide Askin
John Askin
Reuben Attwater
Marie Louisa Augier
Baby
Duperon Baby
Absalom Backus
Electus Backus
John Judson Bagley
Thomas Barber
Kirkland Barker
Catherine Barrois
A. Barthe
Henry Bassett
Pierre Bassinet
Asher B. Bates
George Battzes
Robert Bayard
Carleton Abbey Beardsley
Antoine Beaubien
Marguerite Beaubien
Antoine Beauregard
Thomas Bennett
Guillaume Beranger
Jean Baptiste Henry Beranger
Frances Beridge
Thomas Berry
John Biddle
Francois Bienvenu dit de L'Isle
Angelique Bienvenue
Andre Bombardie
Lewis Bond
Francois Bonne
Etienne Bontran
Henry Boquet
Francois Bouat
Louis Bourbon
Guillaume Bovet dit Deliard
Charles Bowles
Hugh Boyle
John Bradstreet
Cassandra Brady
Electus Brady
Elizabeth Hall Brady
Hugh Brady
Jane Brady
John Brady
Mary Brady
Mary Laithy Brady
Samuel Preston Brady
Sarah Brady
Calvin Knox Brandon
Joseph Brant
Molly Brant
H.J.B. Breevort
Philip Breitmeyer
Suzette deBeaubien Brown
William Brown
Elizabeth Browne
Thomas Bruce
Etienne Brule
Francois Brunet
Adelaide Brush
Alfred Brush
Elijah Brush
Christian H. Buhl
Frederick Buhl
Theodore C. Buhl
James Burnett
William Austin Burt
J. Cabasie
Joseph Cabassier
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac
Francois Cadillac
Jacques Cadillac
Jean Antoine Cadillac
Joseph Cadillac
Judith Cadillac
Magdelene Cadillac
Marianne Cadillac
Marie Agathe Cadillac
Marie Therese Cadillac
Marie Therese (Guyon) Cadillac
Pierre Denis Cadillac
Rene Louis Cadillac
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac (II)
Claude Campau
Jacques Campau
Jacques Campau
Jean Bte. Campau
Michel Campau
Simon Campau
Donald Campbell
John Campbell
Guy Carleton
Jacques Cartier
James Casety
Lewis Cass
Jean Casse
Robert Cavalier
Jerome Cavanagh
Catherine Eury (de Parelle) Celoron
Helen Picote (de Belestre) Celoron
Jean Baptiste Celoron
Marie Madeleine (Blondeau) Celoron
Marie Madeleine Celoron
Pierre Joseph Celoron
Chabert
M.H. Chamberlain
Zachariah Chandler
Pierre Chantelon
Marshall Chapin
Alexis Chapoton
B. Chapoton
Joseph Chapoton
Magdelaine Chapoton
Charconacle (Chacornacle?)
Pierre Francois Xavier Charlevoix
Andre Chauvet
Isidore Chene
Louis Antoine Chenonvoizon (Cheauonvouzon?)
Pierre Chesne
Daniel Chester
Robert Chevalier de Beauchene
George R. Chittenden
James Chittenden
Jean Baptiste Chornic
Cicot
Francois Clairambault
James Hill Clark
William Claus
Albert Cobo
George Codd
Thomas Colhoon
Bonnaventure Compien dit L'Esperance
John Congsett
John Connolly
Jean Baptiste Contencineau
Levi Cook
Courcelles
Frank Couzens
James Couzens
J.B. Craite
Ann Crane
FJB Crane
Croghan
Antoine Crozat
Alexis Cuillerier
Abraham Cuyler
D'Argenteuil
Ruette D'Auteuil
Claudius (Claude) Dablon
Dalzell
Jacques Pierre Daneau
Touissaints Dardennes
Simon Daumont
Robert Davers
George de Baptiste
de Beauharnois


Louis de Buade
Hector Louis de Callieres

Jean Bochart de Champigny
Samuel de Champlain
de Denonville

Bartholomey de Gregoire

de la Epinay

Dominique de la Marche
Louis de la Porte
de la Rane
Armand de la Richardie

Jean Fafard de Lorme
Jacob de Marsac (de Cobrion?)
Jacob de Marsac dit Desrocher
Catherine (Daillebout) de Noyan
Pierre Louis de Noyan
Pierre Jacques Payan de Noyan
Jeanne de Pechagut
Arent Schuyler de Peyster
Claude de Ramezay
Philippe de Rigaud
Jean Baptist de St. Ours
Marguerite (La Guardeur) de St. Ours
Alphonse de Tonty
Henry de Tonty
Marianne (la Marque) de Tonty
Marie-Anne (Picote de Belestre) de Tonty
Therese de Tonty
Angelique Cuillerier deBeaubien
Jay William Henry deBeaubien
Philip F deBeaubien
Philip (Philippe?) Dejean
Philip (Philippe?) Dejean (II)
Nicholas Constantin del Halle
Edwin Denby
Cherubin Deniau
Derance
Joseph des Noyelles (or Desnoyelles)
Nicolas Joseph des Noyelles (or Desnoyelles)
Catherine Gertrude (Macard) Deschamps
Genevieve (de Ramezay) Deschamps
Jean Baptist Deschamps
Jeanne Marguerite (Chevalier) Deschamps
Louis Henry Deschamps
Desloriers
Peter Desnoyers
Joseph Despre
John Dicks
Claude L'Esprit dit Champagne
Louis Veziere dit Laferte
Michel Dizier (Disier)
John Dodge
Frank Doremus
du Figuier
Antoine du Fresne
Jacques du Moulin
Pierre du Roy
Salomon Joseph du Vestin
Dugne (Dugue?)
William C. Duncan
Antoine Dupuis dit Beauregard
Dusable
David Edgar
William Edgar
Richard England
Pierre Esteve
George Etherington
Catherine Madeleine Fafard dit Laframbois
John Farrell
Pierre Faverau dit LeGrandeur
Antoine Ferron
James Fisher
Ann Forsyth
William Forsyth
Franceour
Alexander Fraser
Thomas Gage
Isadore J. Gagnier
Antoine Gamelin
Eustache Gamelin
Medard Gamelin
Pierre Gamelin
Louis Gastineau
Gies
Henry Gladwin
Martha Gladwin
Mary Gladwin
Henry Gladwin (II)
Godet
William Graham
Veron Grandmesnil
Alexander Grant
Marie Gregoire
Marie Therese (Cadillac) Gregoire
Nicolas Gregoire
Pierre Gregoire
Grenoble
Daniel Greysolon
Roman Gribbs
Stephen Benedict Grummond
Paul Guillet
Denis Guyon
Elizabeth (Boucher) Guyon

Frederic Haldimand
Hamback
George Louis Hanover
John H. Harmon
John Harvey
Jehu Hay
Pierre Hemard
David Henderson
Louis Hennepin
Hugo J Hesse
Henry Hope
Douglass Houghton
Charles Howard
Henry Howard
Bela Hubbard
Cleveland Hunt
Henry Jackson Hunt
Oliver Moulton Hyde
Genevieve Jadot
Benjamin James
Edward Jeffries
William Johnson
Jolicoeur
Adrien Joliet
Louis Joliet
De Garmo Jones
Richard H. Jones
Charlotte Francoise Juchereau
Louis Kamper
Jonathan Kearsley
Samuel Kennedy
Kwame Kilpatrick
George Knaggs
Jacques L'Anglois
Paul L'Anglois
L'Arramee
l'Esperance
Catherine L'Esprit
La Barre
La Bute
la Giroflee
Francois La Marque
La Montagne
la Roze
Jean Labatier dit Champagne
Dominique Labrosse
John Ladue
Lafleur
A. Langan
George C. Langdon
Emeric Lannoo
Jacob Lansing
Laplante
Agatha Laselle
Jean Laumet
Jean le Blanc
Antoine Le Moine
Charles Le Moine
Francois Le Moine
Gabriel Le Moine
Jacques Le Moine
Jacques Le Moine
Jean Baptiste Le Moine
Joseph Le Moine
Louis Le Moine
Marie Genevieve (de Joybert) Le Moine
Paul Joseph Le Moine
Pierre Le Moine
Rene Le Moine
Charles Le Moine (II)
Marie Le Page
le Pezant (or Pesant)
Marie Ann Leclaire
Henry Ledyard
J.M. Legare
Pierre Leger dit Parisien
Gabriel Christoph LeGrand
J.M. Legras
Richard Beringer Lernoult
Alexander Lewis
Gordon W. Lloyd
John C. Lodge
Stephen Lynch
Archibald Lyon
Andrew Mack
Mackinac
Alexander Macomb
John Macomb
William Macomb
Antoine Magnant
Marie Anne Magnun
Pierre Mallet
Manitou
Marantet
Francois Margue
Jerome Marliard
Jacques Marquette
Anderson Martin
Joseph Martin
Oscar Marx
Mashaginarabek
Michael Masse
Robert Matthews
Marie Clemence Maupetit
William C. Maybury
George McBeath
J. McDonnell
Allan McDougall
George McDougall
Elizabeth McGregor
Gregor McGregor
Lachlan McIntosh
Alexander McKee
J.P. McKinstry
David McLean
Richard McNeal
Robert McWilliams
George Meldrum
Baptiste Meloche
Rene Menard
Alexander Mercier
Merrill I. Mills
Mere Minique
Louis Miriani
Hugh Mitchell
Hugh Moffat
F. Mollere
Charles Moran
John V. Moran
Gershom Mott
Mary Mott
Mumford
Frank Murphy
Patrick Murray
Jean Myer
Louise (de Marsac) Navarre
Mariana Navarre
Mary (Lootman) Navarre
Robert Navarre
Robert Navarre (II)
Neven
Jean Nicolet
Marie Anne Nivard
Louis Normand
Joseph Parent
James Patterson
John Patton
Catherine Jeanne (le Moine) Payan
Pierre Payan
Anne (de Corbarboineau) Pean
Ives Jacques Hugues Pean
Jean Pierre Pean
Mare Francoise (Pecody) Pean
Michael Jean Hugues Pean
Antoine Pecody
Jeanne (de St. Ours) Pecody
Jacques Peltier
Pemoussa
Marie Petit


Hazen S. Pingree
Walter C Piper
Zina Pitcher
Pierre Poirier
Edward Pollard
Pontiac
John Porteous
Augustus S. Porter
J.A. Portier
Pierre (Louis?) Antoine Potier
J. Poupard
William Dummer Powell
John Pridgeon
Louis Prigian
Israel Putnam
Quilenchive
Radisson
James Rankin
Richard Reading
Hyacinthe(?) Reaume
Marie Reaume
Charles Regnault (Renaud?)
Duncan Reid
Rencontre
Jean Richard
H.H. Richardson
Richelieu
Richelieu
William Rickert
Joseph Rinaud
Augusto Rivalto
Pierre Robert
William Robertson
John Robinson
John Roche
James Rogers
Robert Rogers
James Rouget
Pierre Roy
William Russell
Jacques Charles Sabrevois
Jean (Boucher) Sabrevois
Jonas Schindler
Abraham Schuyler
Peter Schuyler
William M. Scott
Conrad Seek
Jean Serond
Alexander Hamilton Sibley
Augusta Sibley
Ebenezer Sproat Sibley
Frederic Baker Sibley
Henry Hastings Sibley
Mary Sibley
Sarah Alexandrine Sibley
Solomon Sibley
Leonard Simons
Sirier
David Smart
Robert Smart
David William Smith
John Smith
John Smith
Joseph Spencer
Sarah Whipple Sproat
Pierre St. Cosme
Theotiste St. Cosme
St. Martin
Alexander Stanton
Henry Stanton
John Steadman
James Stephenson
James Sterling
Mark Chancellor Stevens
Frederick Stubbs
Blaise Surgere
Pierre Tacet
Israel Taylor
Conrad Ten Eyck
Francois Tesee
James L. Thompson
William B. Thompson
William G. Thompson
William Thorn
Charles Christopher Trowbridge
Antoine Tuffe dit du Fresne
George Turnbull
Sam Tymes
Eugene Van Antwerp
Van der Velder
H. Van Schaak
James A. VanDyke
Z. Veauchers
Etienne Venyard
Thuner Vessecher
Pierre Veziere
John Vicegerier
Charles I. Walker
John Walker
Sarah Wallis
George Washington
Salon Weeks
William W. Wheaton
Katherine Whipple
Whitney
Cecilia Williams
Elizabeth Williams
Ferdinand Williams
J.C. Devereux Williams
James Mott Williams
John C. Williams
John R. Williams
Mary C.A. Williams
Nathan Williams
Theodore Williams
Thomas Williams
Alexandrine M. Willis
William Wilson
John Winder
Wiseman
B.J.H. Witherell
Augustus Brevoort Woodward
Xaintonge
Michael Yax
Coleman Young
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Glossary:
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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Glossary:
voyageurs

Early French explorers who traveled mainly by water.