In addition to furs, the land around the Great Lakes was rich in copper and iron ore, lumber, and waterpower, all natural resources that were coveted by non-Native Americans.
Competition in trading led to intertribal conflict.
At the Straits of Mackinac, the channel of water connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, the vision ended, and the Anishinabe divided into three groups.
One group, the Potawatomi, moved south and settled in the area between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
The Ojibwa ("oh-jib-wah") are a woodland people of northeastern North America.