The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

Title

The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

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Description

Originally inhabited by Native American tribes, territorial Mississippi has a complex history rife with fierce contention. Since 1540, when Hernando de Soto of Spain journeyed across the Atlantic and became the first European to stumble across its borders, the territory has been the center of passionate international disagreements. After numerous boundary shifts, Mississippi was finally admitted as the twentieth state of the Union on December 10, 1817. This book does more than recount history; it explores the political and diplomatic situations that led to the formation and expansion of the Mississippi Territory. This extensively researched book details critical events in Mississippi's rich history, such as ongoing border violence, the arrest of infamous traitor Aaron Burr, and the bloody Creek War.

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

978-0-8131-2577-0

eISBN

978-0-8131-7372-6 (pdf version)

eISBN

978-0-8131-3957-9 (epub version)

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.001.0001

Keywords

Native American tribes, Mississippi, Hernando de Soto, Spain, Border violence, Aaron Burr, Creek War

Disciplines

History | United States History