Indiana’s Timeless Tales – 1800 – 1804

Moravian and Quaker missionaries made extensive attempts to teach Native Americans in the science of agriculture. In this volume of Indiana’s Timeless Tales readers will discover the history of these attempts as well as the importance of the fur industry in early Indiana. During this historical time William Clark and Meriwether Lewis began their historic mission as the Corps of Discovery departed from George Rogers Clark’s cabin in Clarksville, Indiana. Continue reading Indiana’s Timeless Tales – 1800 – 1804

Sample Chapter Virginia Cedes Claim to Virginia Territory to United States

After a legal tug of war and many compromises, Virginia ceded the lands that became the Northwest Territory to the United States. The struggle had imperiled the ratification of the Articles of Confederation and threatened to turn the newly independent colonies into a struggle for land and power. Because of the cession, Maryland became the thirteenth state to ratify the Confederation and set the stage for Congress to form the Northwest Territory and eventual admittance of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota as states on equal footing with the original thirteen states. Continue reading Sample Chapter Virginia Cedes Claim to Virginia Territory to United States

Indiana’s Timeless Tales – Pre-History to 1781

Discover Indiana’s early history as it unfolds from pre-history until the beginning of the American experiment. Indiana’s Timeless Tales – Pre-History to 1781 presents the unfolding saga of Indiana’s fascinating history in an easy to follow time line. Readers of this historical journal will learn about the native Americans that inhabited early Indiana as well as the geological events that shaped the state. Continue reading Indiana’s Timeless Tales – Pre-History to 1781

A Squirrel’s Travel Paradise – The Great Forests of Indiana

At the time of settlement, vast hardwood forests covered most of Indiana. More than eighty-five species of trees live in the state. Trees like white oak, sugar maple, white ash, American beech, sycamore, red oak, yellow poplar and black cherry grew to a huge size. Many have said that a squirrel could have traveled from Ohio to the Illinois prairies without ever touching the ground.
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