- Dec 2011
- Iowa USA
... and, replies from across the water??That is a good point. Prior to the War of 1812 there had been attacks against settlers in the areas north of the Ohio River (now Indiana and Illinois). The tribes had been supported with arms and other supplies by British authorities in Canada, restricting and discouraging American movement further into the former Northwest Territory, then the Indiana Territory.
In years subsequent to the war, some immigrant settlers to Michigan actually came from Canada. Less chance of conflict, as well as available land, encouraged western (and Northwestern ) migration and settlement.