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The Michigan History Center is creating stories, activities, and teaching resources for educators to use with students.

The stories below focus on how who came to Michigan during the Statehood Era. Why did so many people came to Michigan during the Statehood Era? Who were these people? Why did they choose Michigan? Was there something in their live or the world that would push them to leave their homes?

Overall, these stories will help students understand the many reasons why people chose to move to Michigan.  In addition, students will explore individual stories of how people came to Michigan and their experiences in Michigan. These stories are part of a larger collection of material within the Statehood Era (1787-1840).

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