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From France to Statehood

Learn about what was happening in Elkhart County, Northern Indiana, starting with the arrival of the French and ending in 1816 with the state of Indiana entering the union. During that time the area was mostly inhabited by Potawatomi, but was claimed by the French, British, and United States. As staff chronicle this time period, learn about the importance of trading as a business and cultural tool as well as Potawatomi Chief Five Medals and other prominent historical figures whose presence impacted what would become Elkhart County.