University of Michigan

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University of Michigan, often called the Harvard of the west, was established in 1817 by the Michigan legislature by way of a land grant signed away in treaty by the native people of the Michigan Territory. It has provided a diverse student population with a diverse set of educational opportunities including academic and professional programs, intermural and NCAA sports programs, and more cultural activities than most residents of Ann Arbor can


A condition of the treaty, which is the basis for most of the landgrant schools in the state of Michigan, was that the education of all of the native people of the state would be guarenteed for all time.

The land has been used well, and the University of Michigan is now one of the finest public universities in the world. Whether the state's obligation to the native people has been met is a topic for debate.

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