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Unformatted text preview: ideas and vigor into the cause. By 1758 the British controlled several French outposts and in September of 1760 the French surrendered. Britain won the war and the French signed a peace treaty but the Native Americans were not invited to the signing and therefore did not consider themselves conquered. The impact this war had on Michigan is an impact that still lives on today. Nearly all the French civilians stayed in Michigan after the war and the French were the largest non-Indian population in Michigan. In fact many Michiganians can trace their ancestry back to the French settlers. Not much remains from this time period except names such as Detroit, Au Sable, Presque Isle, Isle Royal, and Grand Traverse Bay. There is even a county named after Marquis de Montcalm who lost the decisive battle....
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