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1800-1816: The Indiana Territory


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"The History of Wisconsin: From Exploration to Statehood" by Alice E. Smith


Vocabulary:

Territory


Interesting Fact:

The governor of the Indiana Territory while Wisconsin was a part of it was William Henry Harrison. He was elected the 9th president of the United States in 1840. His campaign slogan, "Tippecanoe and Tyler too," was based on his victory against the Shawnee Indians in 1811 at Tippecanoe. Tyler was his vice-presidential running mate.


Study Questions:

  • What were the boundaries of the Indiana Territory?
  • How long was Wisconsin a part of the Indiana Territory?
  • What were the Indian tribes in the area of present day Wisconsin in 1800? What is the estimated number of white people in the area at that time? What were their occupations?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the Indiana Territory:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on May 7:

    1789: The first inaugural ball is held, honoring George Washington.



  • May 7

    May 7, 1800: Congress created the Territory of Indiana, which included Wisconsin.


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