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History of the Butterfly, Part 63: Fort Madison

The treaty of 1804 gave some indications of the intentions of the United States Government.  “Art. 9.  In order to put a stop to the abuses and impositions which are practiced upon the said tribes by the private traders, the … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 62: William Henry Harrison and the Treaty of 1804

William Henry Harrison was a product of privilege and ability.  His father signed the Declaration of Independence and was for a time the Governor of Virginia.  Harrison became a political leader and Congressman from the Northwest Territory.  While he was … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 61: The President Who Didn’t Wear His Coat

William Henry Harrison was the ninth president of the United States.  He took the oath of office on March 4th, 1841, and gave the longest inaugural address in history (over two hours long) in a snowstorm. President Harrison did not … Continue reading

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