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D'Argenteuil

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Ruette D'Auteuil

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Claudius (Claude) Dablon

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Dalzell

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Jacques Pierre Daneau

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Touissaints Dardennes

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Simon Daumont

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Robert Davers

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George de Baptiste

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de Beauharnois

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Louis de Buade

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Hector Louis de Callieres

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Jean Bochart de Champigny

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Samuel de Champlain

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de Denonville

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Bartholomey de Gregoire

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de la Epinay

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Dominique de la Marche

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Louis de la Porte

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de la Rane

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Armand de la Richardie

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Jean Fafard de Lorme

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Jacob de Marsac (de Cobrion?)

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Jacob de Marsac dit Desrocher

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Catherine (Daillebout) de Noyan

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Pierre Louis de Noyan

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Pierre Jacques Payan de Noyan

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Jeanne de Pechagut

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Arent Schuyler de Peyster

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Claude de Ramezay

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Philippe de Rigaud

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Jean Baptist de St. Ours

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Marguerite (La Guardeur) de St. Ours

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Alphonse de Tonty

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Henry de Tonty

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Marianne (la Marque) de Tonty

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Marie-Anne (Picote de Belestre) de Tonty

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Therese de Tonty

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Angelique Cuillerier deBeaubien

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Jay William Henry deBeaubien

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Philip F deBeaubien

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Philip (Philippe?) Dejean

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Philip (Philippe?) Dejean (II)

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Nicholas Constantin del Halle

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Edwin Denby

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Cherubin Deniau

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Derance

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Joseph des Noyelles (or Desnoyelles)

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Nicolas Joseph des Noyelles (or Desnoyelles)

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Catherine Gertrude (Macard) Deschamps

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Genevieve (de Ramezay) Deschamps

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Jean Baptist Deschamps

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Jeanne Marguerite (Chevalier) Deschamps

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Louis Henry Deschamps

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Desloriers

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Peter Desnoyers

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Joseph Despre

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John Dicks

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Claude L'Esprit dit Champagne

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Louis Veziere dit Laferte

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Michel Dizier (Disier)

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John Dodge

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Frank Doremus

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du Figuier

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Antoine du Fresne

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Jacques du Moulin

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Pierre du Roy

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Salomon Joseph du Vestin

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Dugne (Dugue?)

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William C. Duncan

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Antoine Dupuis dit Beauregard

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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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voyageurs

Early French explorers who traveled mainly by water.