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History Journals & 19th Century Newspapers

We have a selection of free online history journals, magazines and newspapers from the 1800s and early 1900s from the Great Lakes region and each of it’s five states, at these pages; Great Lakes History Periodicals: Newspapers Illinois History Periodicals Indiana History Periodicals Michigan History Periodicals Ohio History Periodicals Wisconsin History Periodicals We also have […]

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Major Online Document Collections

While most entries on History of the Great Lakes States are for individual books, articles or maps, we also have many large website collections of digitized documents. You may be interested in exploring a few of those collections listed below, which have resources related to the whole Great Lakes region or even larger parts of

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Pontiac’s War: Northern Forts Under Attack

As a boy I visited Fort Michilimackinac and learned how the Indians, playing a ball game next to the fort in 1763, used a ruse to get warriors inside the gate. They then attacked the British garrison and took the fort. This was just one of many similar attacks on British forts in the region

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