People of Detroit:
The presence and influence of Native Americans in the Great Lakes region is worthy of a site all its own. The same could be said of many of the individual tribes. The purpose of this site is to present a history of Detroit from the time of European settlement, I would be remiss to not include information on Native Americans, but I feel I must stress that the quantity of information here in no way reflects the presence or contributions of these indigenous peoples. As with all areas in this site, if you feel something needs to be added to corrected, please .
According to Jesuit records, until 1634, no white man had seen the Mascoutens. At that time, they were found living on the Fox River in present day Wisconsin. Different accounts place the tribe in several different places including: southwest of Lake Huron, west of the south end of Georgian Bay, and on the ohio River near the mouth of the Wabash River.
In May of 1712, the Mascoutens teamed up with the Foxes and Sacs in an unsuccessful attack against Fort Ponchartrain.