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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.

"War of 1812 in the Old Northwest" brings to life some of the most famous names and places of the war, each closely linked to the Great Lakes region: Tecumseh, William Henry Harrison, Oliver Hazard Perry, Fort Meigs, Fort Dearborn, Tippecanoe, River Raisin, Fort Mackinac, Fort Detroit and the Battle of Lake Erie.

Support for "War of 1812 in the Old Northwest" is provided by a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by Buckeye CableSystem.