French Colonial Occupation (Other Keyword)
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Historic Indians of the Thumb and Saginaw Areas (2014)
According to the accounts of the early French explorers and missioners the important Saginaw area and the adjacent Thumb were formerly inhabited by the Sauk and the related Fox tribes. Farther west in Michigan were the related Kickapoo and Mascoutin and the great Pottawatoni people whose name means Fire People. Southern Michigan was occupied by the Miami with the Wea branch of that tribe in the Detroit area. This resource goes on to give an overview of the historical Native American tribes...