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Located in the state of Michigan and a city in the northeast part of Oakland County, Rochester Hills is situated on the outskirts of the northern part of metro Detroit. The area now known as Rochester Hills was inhabited by the Potawatomi Indians prior to the European settlement. The Potawatomi mostly depended on the area’s abundant water sources that include the Clinton River and the Pint Creek. They grew crops, fish, and traveled. The tribe settled in the area before they were forced to cede the land in the southern part of Michigan in favor of the United States.