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Benson Chapter 6

Chapter 6: The Land Changes Hands

westward expansion During the 1800s, the movement of settlers and immigrants from the eastern United States to the Midwest and West.
treaty A written agreement between two or more nations.
ratify To approve formally or officially.
territory A part of the United States that is not within a state but is organized with its own governing leaders.
annuity An annual payment of food and money that the U.S. government paid to American Indians in return for their land.
reservation Land set aside, or reserved, by the U.S. government for use by an American Indian group.
debt Something that is owed, such as money, goods, or services.
assimilation Adopting the values and habits of a larger group.
1803 Louisiana Purchase
1805 Pike's Purchase
1819 Fort Snelling is built.
1837 White Pine Treaty
1849 Minnesota Territory is established.
1851 Treaties of Traverse des Sioux and Mendota
Zebulon Pike U.S. army officer sent by the government to acquire land on which to build a fort.
Josiah Snelling First commander of Fort Snelling and responsible for the planning and construction of the fort.
Lawrence Taliaferro Indian Agent who managed the military involvement which kept the fur trade running smoothly.
Pierre “Pig’s Eye” Parrant First settler in present day St. Paul, Minnesota. The original settlement, Pig’s Eye Landing was named after him.
Father Lucien Galtier Built the Chapel of St. Paul and persuaded the residents to change the name to honor the new chapel.
Alexander Ramsey Represented the United States Government in many of the Minnesota Land treaties. Minnesota’s first territorial governor (2nd state governor).
George Bonga Legendary Minnesota fur trader and interpreter. First African American person born in Minnesota.
Henry Hastings Sibley Head of the American Fur Trading Company and successful Minnesota business man. Minnesota’s first state governor.
Stephen Riggs Missionary who interpreted and advocated on behalf of the Dakota people.
Created by: jbenson5463
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