Settlement of the Mississippi Valley / ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA EDUC. (FILM

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Date
1962
Main contributors
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films; Ray A. Billington; William F. Deneen; Henry Ford Museum; Indiana Department of Conservation; Ohio Historical Society
Summary
The Northwest Territory in 1787; the acquisition of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 which opened up the Mississippi Valley. Reasons for people moving. Flatboat life on the Mississippi; coming of steamboats; development of manufacturing.

Traces the early 1800 settlement of the Mississippi Valley after the Louisiana Territory purchase. Portrays the sturdy, self-sufficient people arriving by flatboats and wagons, clearing the wilderness for farming, and developing permanent communities. Shows the loyalty codes developed by men in claiming their acreages and in bidding for claims at land association auctions. The area craftsmen and tradesmen are seen at work in their shops.
Publishers
Lane Education Service District; Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc.; Indiana University. Audio-Visual Center
Genres
Educational; Historical
Subjects
Frontier and pioneer life--Mississippi River Valley; Mississippi River Valley--History
Locations
Mississippi River Valley; West (U.S.)
Collection
Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
film reel (16 min.) 16 mm
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Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 10907011; Other: GR00412625; MDPI Barcode: 40000003242361

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