Chapter, NSDAR covers 16 communities in what is
called Downriver Detroit. The area has a very
strong Indian, French and British background. It
was a very popular spot for the area Indians (from
both Canada and the Great Lakes) to convene due to
its accessibility by water. The area was called
Monguagon Township when it was founded in 1827.
The Battle of
Monguagon, during the War of 1812, was the only
battle of that war won in Michigan by the Americans
and led the way to Hullís surrender of Detroit a
week later in August, 1812.
eighteen organizing members were: