Did Native American people use natural gas? Yes. In 1626, French explorers found Native Americans igniting gases that were seeping into and around Lake Erie. By Mitchell Daniel|2022-08-13T18:51:44+00:00August 13th, 2022|66145 Natural Gas FAQ|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInTumblrPinterestVkEmail About the Author: Mitchell Daniel Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.