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 Indiana History
From Mound Builders to Tippecanoe

The Mound Builders were Indiana's earliest known inhabitants, and the remains of their culture have been found along Indiana's rivers and bottomlands. The region was first explored by Europeans, notably the French, in the late 17th cent. The leading French explorer was Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, who came to the area in 1679. At the time of exploration, the area was occupied mainly by Native American groups of the Miami, Delaware, and Potawatamie descents. Vincennes, the first permanent settlement, was fortified in 1732, but for the first half of the 1700s, most of the settlers in the area were Jesuit missionaries or fur traders...more


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Native Americans

History of the Ottawa

Miami Nation

History of the Potawatomi

Wea Indian Tribe

Tribes and Villages

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi



Potawatomi Trail of Death


African Americans

In The Civil War

In The U.S. Army

Lest We Forget

AfriGeneas - Indiana

Cemeteries Online



Indiana In War

Civil War

WWI American Ship Casualties

35th Indiana Volunteer Infantry 1st Irish

Civil War Soldier Photographs

WWII Indiana Serviceman Database

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American Battle Monuments Commission



Indiana Resources

Indiana State Flag

Indiana State Library

Indiana Land Records

Indiana Genealogical Society

Indiana Railroads - 1832 - 1900

Indiana Marriages Through 1850

Indiana Cemeteries

Indiana Pioneer Cemeteries Restoration Project

Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana

Birth and Death Certificates

Historic Landmarks

Allan County Public Library

Indiana Genealogy

Indiana Orphan Trains

Indiana State Archives



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