The first people to migrate to Ohio were the Paleoindians in about 13,000 B.C. They were followed by the Archaic People around 7,000 B.C. The Woodland Period followed in 900 B.C. and lasted until about 1200 A.D. One group of the Woodland Period, the Adena, lived mainly in Southern Ohio. The Hopewell lived in Ohio from about 100 B.C. to 600 A.D. Historic Indian tribes didn't settle in Ohio until the early 1700s. Moravian missionaries hoping to convert Native Americans to Christianity arrived in what would later be Huron Township in the mid to late 1700s.They settled in the northeast corner, near the line dividing Huron and Milan. They soon abandoned the settlement because of land disagreements with Native American chiefs. French traders began arriving about the same time, but many left with the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Some white settlers traveled to the area before the War of !812, but many more began arriving afterwards with the surrender of the British and the signing of treaties with the Native Americans.