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Forts in Indiana - Forts of Vincennes, Indiana (Paperback) Loot Price: R173
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Forts in Indiana - Forts of Vincennes, Indiana (Paperback): Books Llc
Forts in Indiana - Forts of Vincennes, Indiana (Paperback): Books Llc

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: During the 18th and 19th centuries, the French, British and American nations built and occupied a number of forts at Vincennes, Indiana. These outposts commanded a strategic position on the Wabash River. The first trading post on the Wabash River was established by the Sieur Juchereau, Lieutenant General of Montral. He, with thirty-four Canadiens, founded the company post 28 October 1702 for the purpose of trading Buffalo hides. The post was evidently a success; in the first two years, they collected over 13,000 buffalo hides. When Juchereau died, the post was abandoned, and the settlers left what they considered hostile territory for Mobile, the capital of Louisiana. The exact location of Juchereau's trading post is not known, but because of the crossing of the Buffalo Trace across the Wabash at Vincennes, it is thought by some to have been at or near the modern city of Vincennes. Some other historians place the post 50 miles further south. Franois-Marie Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes, acting under the authority of the French colony of Louisiana, constructed a fort in 1731-1732. The outpost was designed to secure the lower Wabash Valley for France, mostly by strengthening ties with the Miami, Wea, and Piankashaw nations. It was named Fort Vincennes in honor of Vincennes, who was captured and burned at the stake during a war with the Chickasaw nation in 1735. In 1736, Louis Groston de Bellerive de St. Ange assumed command of the post. He rebuilt the fort, turned the post into a major trading center, and recruited French traders to lure native peoples to settle there. By 1750, the Piankashaw resettled their village near the post. On May 18, 1764, St. Ange left the post under British orders to assume command of Fort Chartres. He transferred comm... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=5249548


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2010
First published: May 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 38
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-21601-9
Barcode: 9781156216019
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-21601-X

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