Robert V. Haynes

in The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780813125770
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135434 | DOI:

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This chapter provides a brief introduction to the Mississippi Territory. It was formed during President John Adams' second year of office, and after the Revolution many immigrants traveled from the mountains and into the territories that are now known as the states of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio. The chapter also looks at the Natchez District, which was handed over to the government of the United States. It was located in a remote southwestern corner of the country and was populated by former British Loyalists and wary Native Americans.

Keywords: Mississippi Territory; President John Adams; Revolution; Natchez District; British Loyalists; Native Americans

Chapter.  1629 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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