16 October 2014

The Michigan Road

THE Michigan road is, in a sense, a monument to the white man's shrewdness... .  By the Mississinewa treaty of 1826 a goodly portion of northern Indiana was transferred to the United States for a price that would at this day, perhaps, be equivalent to a few city lots... .

From Howard County Memory:

The Mississinewa Treaty of 1826 was actually two treaties in one, signed separately between the Pottawatomis on October 16th, then the Miamis on October 23rd, a week later. Between them, these treaties accomplished significant goals government leaders of the state had in mind, as the tribes gave up tracts of land crucial for transportation routes in the state as well as providing for paying for their construction.

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