Why are people from Indiana called "Hoosiers"?

I was listening to a conversation when someone said the word Hoosiers. I asked later on what it meant and we told me it meant somebody from Indiana. Why ? 

lemonie7 years ago
justus1985 years ago
im from indiana and i still am in indiana ive never been able to figure it out neither has anyone ive ever known some people say that a long time ago people would get in bad fights and once some one tore the others ear off and some one walked in and said "whos ear" and it was turned into hoosier but i dont think anyone really knows that well