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The Northwest Ordinance guarantees tribal land rights
Congress ratifies the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, creating the first organized territory of the United ...
Battle of Fallen Timbers opens Northwest Territory to settlement
President George Washington assigns General “Mad” Anthony Wayne to build several forts between the Ohio ...
Cherokee and Choctow hope for long-term U.S. alliance
As the U.S. and Britain fight the War of 1812 on fronts from Mexico to Canada, tribes seek strategic ...
Tecumseh’s vision of unity dies; U.S. invades northwest tribal lands
While the British colonel Henry Proctor and his troops, including some American Indians, retreat into ...
U.S. frontier advances, pushing Native peoples westward
All along its western border, the U.S. presses for more land to accommodate the expanding nation. To ...