Today in Michigan History

August 3, 1795

Michigan land was ceded to the United States.

Native Americans and General Anthony Wayne signed the Treaty of Greeneville, which ceded to the U.S.: Ohio, Mackinac Island and a strip of land along the Detroit River. The treaty followed Wayne’s battlefield victory over the Native Americans at Fallen Timbers a year earlier.  The treaty ended years of intense fighting between whites and Native Americans along the frontier.

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