PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES AND TERRITORIES
#15 - INDIANA
Size: 5" x 3"
Lithographer: Donaldson Bros.
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YOUR COFFEE AT HOME
|INDIANA'S first European
visitor was La Salle, who in
1669-70 coasted along the Ohio
River and opened a trade with the
natives. Afterwards he crossed
the portage (near South Bend)
from the St. Joseph's to the
Kankakee. Post Ouiatenon, founded
near the site of Lafayette in
1720, was the first military
establishment here, followed
seven years later by the Post de
Ouibache, which Lieut. de
Vincennes established on the site
of the present Vincennes.
two-thirds of a century the
French made one of their favorite
routes from Lake Erie to the
Mississippi River across Indiana,
ascending the Maumee River, with
a long portage near Lafayette,
and then descending the Wabash
XV.'s decree established slavery
in the Mississippi and Ohio
valleys, but the American
ordinance, of 1787, set the
Northwestern Territory apart for
freedom. A strong party in
Southern Indiana favored the
perpetuation of slavery there,
and kept it in actual operation
until after the year 1840. In
1811 the eloquence of Tecumseh
aroused the Shawnees to hostility
against the American Government.
General Harrison advanced against
them and he was attacked in camp
by the Indians before sunrise,
but finally repulsed the enemy
and inflicted heavy losses upon
them, burning their towns and
laying waste the country.
the war of 1812 Indiana suffered
severely, and Fort Wayne and
other strongholds were assaulted
or besieged by the enemy.
Salle the First Explorer,
1669-70; Soldiers and Sailors'
ment at Indianapolis; Battle of
Tippecanoe in 1811.
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