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Tribal Directory Locations: Michigan

<p>Michigan has a rich history of Native culture from tribes like the Huron (Wyandotte), Menominee, Fox, Miami, Sauk (Sac), Ojibwe (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Potawatomi. Of these tribes, the largest ones, the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi, formed an alliance called the Three Fires. Like most Native tribes, the ones in Michigan relied on hunting, agriculture, and trading to survive. When Europeans entered the area, some Native tribes formed amicable relationships with them, trading and teaching them how to grow food like wild rice and beans. Additionally, some tribe members became fur trappers, middlemen, or guides for European settlers. Today, there are 12 federally recognized tribes spread throughout Upper and Lower Michigan. </p>
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