Fun facts about this crossroad state: Indiana’s shoreline with Lake Michigan is only 40 miles long, but Indiana is still considered a Great Lakes State. Although Indiana means, “Land of the Indians” there are fewer than 8,000 Native Americans living in the state today. Sarah Walker, who called herself Madame J.C. Walker, became one of the nation’s first woman millionaires. In 1905 Sarah Breedlove McWilliams Walker developed a conditioning treatment for straightening hair. Starting with door-to-door sales of her cosmetics, Madame C.J. Walker amassed a fortune.