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"The Hoosier State"

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Fur traders from France, then Great Britain, were the first immigrants to settle in Indiana. After the French were defeated in 1763, the British took over the fur trade in Indiana and surrounding areas. Indiana became part of the Northwest Territory after the Revolutionary War. In 1800, Congress established the Indiana Territory. At first, the territory had to contend with Indian Forces, led by Tecumseh. But the Indians were defeated in 1811. In 1816, Indiana became the 19th state to join the Union.

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Last updated on 1/20/2005