Fast Facts about the History of Michigan Indians

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Michigan Indians
Michigan Indians

Fast Facts about the History of Michigan Indians

Michigan is a Midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region. There are many famous Native American tribes who played a part in the history of the state and whose tribal territories and homelands are located in the present day state of Michigan. The names of the Michigan tribes included the Huron, Menominee, Chippewa, Potawatomi, Kickapoo, Miami (see above picture), Noquet, Ottawa and Fox tribes.

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The way of life and history of Michigan Indians was dictated by the natural raw materials available in the State of Michigan. The natural resources and materials available provided the food, clothing and houses of the Michigan Indians. Fast facts about the history, culture and life of the State of Michigan Indians. Discover facts and information about the history of the State of Michigan Indians.

Name of State: Michigan

Meaning of State name: From the Indian word “Michigamea, meaning “Great Water.”

Geography, Environment and Characteristics of the State of Michigan: Hills, level land with swampy areas, the western region is higher and more rugged

Culture adopted by Michigan Indians: Northeast Woodlands Cultural Group

Languages: Iroquoian and Algonquian

Way of Life (Lifestyle): Hunter-gatherers, farmers, fishers, trappers

Types of housing, homes or shelters: Chickees, Wigwams (aka Birchbark houses) and Longhouses

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