Before the arrival of Europeans, the area that
is today the state of Michigan was inhabited by various
Native American peoples including the Ottawa, the Anishnabe (also known
as the "Chippewa"), the Potawatomi, the Mascouten, the Miami
and the Wyandot (also known "Huron").
The first Europeans to arrive in the area where French explorers in the
17th century. A number of French settlers were established during this
Sault Sainte-Marie (1668),
Saint-Ignace (1671) and
In 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Le Fort Ponchartrain du
Detroit (now simply called Detroit, which quickly
became an important fur-trading and shipping
The area remained under French control (as part of Royal Province
of New France) until 1763. The Treaty of Paris concluding the
Seven Years' War (generally known in the US as
the "French and Indian War"), resulted in control of the area
passing to Britain.
During the American Revolution (1775 to 1783),was an important
British supply center. At the conclusion of the war, the boundaries
were not clearly defined, and the British remained in control of
Detroit and Michigan until 1796 (following the Jay Treaty
of 1794). Even, then, the boundaries were not finally settled until 1847.
The population of the area continued to grow, and by the 1830s, Michigan
had a large enough population to apply for statehood.
Admission to the Union was delayed because of a boundary dispute with
Ohio which came to be known as the
"Toledo War" (both sides deployed their militia, but there
was no actual fighting). Michigan was eventually admitted to the Union
as the 26th state on
January 26th 1837.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the state became a leading center of
automobile manufacturing with the establishments of
plants in Detroit and
Grand Rapids. Since the 1970s, many automobile
manufacturers have left the state, but new jobs have been created
other newer industries such as biotechnology.
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