People of Detroit

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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
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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.