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  • Views: 27 Promotional Copy - War of 1812 in the Old Northwest

    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, a gateway to vast natural resources and western expansion.

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  • Views: 74 Tecumseh - War of 1812 in the Old Northwest

    Tecumseh; Benson John Lossing

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  • Views: 75 Oliver Hazard Perry - War of 1812 in the Old Northwest

    Oliver Hazard Perry; Collection of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum

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  • Views: 165 William Henry Harrision - War of 1812 in the Old Northwest

    William Henry Harrison; National Portrait Gallery

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  • Views: 83 Fort Meigs - 1812 Preview

    WGTE's "War of 1812 in the Old Northwest" is one of the latest programs to be presented onThursday night at 8:00 p.m. in the "Toledo Stories" series. In this preview, learn how and why Fort Meigs was constructed.

  • Views: 65 Tecumseh

    WGTE's "War of 1812 in the Old Northwest" is one of the latest programs to be presented on Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. in the "Toledo Stories" series.  In this preview learn about the early life of Tecumseh, and the influences that eventually led him to the forefront of the Native American resistance movement to white settlement.

  • Views: 55 William Henry Harrision

    WGTE's "War of 1812 in the Old Northwest" is one of the latest programs to be presented onThursday night at 8:00 p.m. in the "Toledo Stories" series.  In this preview, meet William Henry Harrison.

  • Views: 61 Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry

    WGTE's "War of 1812 in the Old Northwest" is one of the latest programs to be presented onThursday night at 8:00 p.m. in the "Toledo Stories" series. In this preview, meet Commodore Perry, an ambitious and skilled naval officer. His belief that the British could be defeated on the waters of Lake Erie was radical for his time.  The British had never surrendered a fleet up until the Battle of Lake Erie.

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