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The land contours of the Great Lakes region guided somewhat the direction of the glaciers, creating the Lake Michigan lobe, the Saginaw lobe and the Erie-Huron lobe. Glaciers advanced at least three times over what is now southwestern M'ichigan. The earliest, it has been ascertained, came from the north, bringing with it drift copper from the Lake Superior region. The other two came from the direction of Georgian Bay.
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Joseph river in Berrien county are siliceous formations resembling rock. This material was burned by pioneers for lime with which to build the chimneys and foundations for the first cabins.
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Back in the hill country, and on the uplands, covered by the primeval forest were towering growths of whiteoak, black oak, hickory, beach, and maple. Along the lowlands were enormous whitewoods, walnuts, and sycamores and several varieties of elms.
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These are particularly plentiful in Kalamazoo county.
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In every locality are found stone weapons and implements used by the aborigines. In gravel pits and where streams have worn away banks have been found numerous burial places of Indians, some of such recent date as to contain iron implements, portions Nottawa MI cheating wives old guns of French and British manufacture, trinkets made especially for trade with natives and also metal crosses distributed by the Housewives wants real sex Happy Valley priests.
A notable discovery of skeletons with which were buried numerous crosses was made at Three Rivers. But the most valuable was that made at Bull's Prairie on the Thornapple river, five miles west of Hastings, where Mr. Ross Johnson, finding human bones protruding from the river bank after a spring flood, discovered an Indian cemetery in which were many burials.
With the skeletons he found a large of gorgets, ear-bobs, be, a paint pot of white man's manufacture, and a large of crosses, a discovery which will receive attention in another chapter. Beyond those reported by the first French explorer, none are recorded.
Lake Michigan was known as the Lake of the Illinois, because the Illinois tribe resides on its shores. What is how called the St. Joseph river appears in history in I as the River of the Miamis, because of the settlements of members of that tribe on its banks. Little else is known besides this fact. There is also a Nottawa MI cheating wives that members of the same tribe resides along the "Maramec" river, now the Kalamazoo, deated on earliest maps as the "Maramee," believed to be a form of the same.
That the whole of southwestern Michigan, rich in game and in maple forests, and mild in climate, was the prize for which savage tribes had long been contesting soon became apparent to the first white explorers. To occupy this region meant a continual struggle for possession. Tribes in the east and the west were in constant communication, Sweet single guy looking for 61032 those of the south and those on the north of the St.
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