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Old Northwest:

see Northwest TerritoryNorthwest Territory,
first possession of the United States, comprising the region known as the Old Northwest, S and W of the Great Lakes, NW of the Ohio River, and E of the Mississippi River, including the present states of Ohio, Ind., Ill., Mich., Wis., and part of Minn.
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Old Northwest

(in the early US) the land between the Great Lakes, the Mississippi, and the Ohio River. Awarded to the US in 1783, it was organized into the Northwest Territory in 1787 and now forms the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and part of Minnesota
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Increasing Anglo immigration brought heightening tensions between Natives and lead rushers, which ultimately led to the forced removal of Indians from the Old Northwest. This displacement is usually overshadowed by the events connected with the Trail of Tears in the Southeast.
Its limestone walls and batteries commanded the rivers below and it was a symbol of the United States' sovereignty and power in the Old Northwest, an "American Gibraltar." John H.
Delta has pulled down the old Northwest signs and replaced them with the Delta logos across the main terminal.
Hugo Prosper Learning, a minister turned historian, offered a strikingly different tale of the tribe in a 1977 paper, "The Ben Ishmael Tribe: A Fugitive 'Nation' of the Old Northwest" Learning turned McCulloch on his head, presenting the pauper ganglion as a mobile utopia on the margins of society, resisting racism, wage labor, and the state.
Finally a publisher has the foresight to republish this landmark study of the French Regime in Wisconsin and the old Northwest as told from a "western" point of view.
They cover a prodigious amount of travel: while his compatriots were fighting the war, Cooke drove through (or on his second tour, took public transport through) the Northeast, Washington, the South, the West, the plains states and the old Northwest. He met and talked to all sorts and conditions of men and described daily life.
The Treaty of Greenville of 1795 is seen as a key episode, as it marked the triumph of the settlers in the Old Northwest, but also a triumph in which the state played a role.
The Indiana Historical Society actively collects, preserves and provides public access to the largest collection of materials relating to Indiana and the Old Northwest Territory Our collections include 1.4 million historical photographs and 500,000 archival collections comprised of business and corporate records, maps, family and personal papers, documents and newspapers.
The conference theme,has relevance to Wisconsin, the historic land of the Voyageurs and Jesuit missionaries, as well as the heartland of the Old Northwest Territories.
Their ranges overlap, but it is the latter which was the dominant and preferred species in the Old Northwest. In nature, the wild plum is highly variable in character.
It quickly became a simple choice for the British: Either fight or abandon Fort Malden and the Old Northwest.