In 1812, a very young United States of America had its sights set on expansion to the north and the west. But the British wanted to keep its former colony tightly contained. In the balance were the lands of the Northwestern Frontier.
England's Canadian provinces wanted a buffer zone between their lands and what they perceived as a hostile United States. The native peoples who called this land their home, wanted it declared a self-governing Indian territory; an independent nation. The United States wanted to settle the frontier, as they felt they had been promised at the end of the Revolutionary War.Read more
Friday, March 23, 2012
Deadline Now examines the enduring legacy of the War of 1812. Key events and battles of the War occurred in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Jack Lessenberry's guests will be Patricia N. Williamsen, Executive Director of the Ohio Humanities Council, as well as Fort Meigs Director Rick Finch, and Randall Buchman, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Defiance College.Read more