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The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

Robert V. Haynes


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 Mi ... More

Keywords: Native American tribes, Mississippi, Hernando de Soto, Spain, border violence, Aaron Burr, Creek War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813125770
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert V. Haynes, author