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The History of the State of Missouri with some brief, but essential historical events, dates in a timeline and the people who made the State of Missouri great. You will find all of the relevant facts, data and info in a comprehensive Timeline format providing facts about the History of Missouri and how this fits in with the History of America. Historical facts, a timeline and information about the Tribes of Native Americans of the State of Missouri. Discover these interesting facts about the History of Missouri including its explorers, pioneers, settlers and leaders. The Timeline format provides a chronology of important people and events important to the History of  Missouri. For General Information about the State please click the following link: Fast Facts about the State of Missouri.

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  • Facts about the History of Missouri History - 1500 / 1600's - Parts of the Louisiana Territory / Mississippi land later become Missouri  Native Americans of Missouri

    • The Native Indians of Missouri were the Caddo, Dakota, Delaware, Fox, Illinois, Iowa, Kickapoo, Missouri, Omaha, Osage, Oto, Sauk and Shawnee tribes

    • Missouri was first explored by the Spanish

    • 1540-1541 - Spanish explorer, Spanish Hernando de Soto (1500-1542) becomes the first European to enter Mississippi and discovers the Mississippi River

    • 1673 - The Jesuit priest Jacques Marquette (1637-1675) and the French Explorer and fur trader Louis Jolliet (1645-1700) explore the Mississippi

    • 1680 - Father Louis Hennepin (1626-1705), the Flemish Recollect friar and explorer,
      sees the Falls of St. Anthony, future site of Minneapolis

    • 1682 - French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (1643-1687) navigates the Mississippi River to its mouth and claims it for France

    • 1699 - Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d'Iberville (1661 - 1706) and his brother Jean Baptiste le Moyne, Sieur D'Bienville (1680–1768), establish the first capital of the French colonies

  • Facts about the History of Missouri History - 1700's

    • 1714 - Frenchman, Etienne de Véniard, sieur de Bourgmont, (1679-1730) builds a fort on the Missouri River

    • 1719 - Pierre Duque de Boisbriant on behalf of the French King and Marc Antoine de Is Loire des Ursins on behalf of the India company establish St. Philippe

    • 1719 - Marc Antoine de Is Loire des Ursins begins mining for lead and silver in Mine La Motte area and black slaves are put to work in the mines

    • 1724 - Fort Orleans built on the north bank of the Missouri River by Etienne de Véniard, sieur de Bourgmont, (1679-1730) in present Carroll County

    • 1756 - 1763 - The Seven Years War (French and Indian War) due to disputes over land is won by Great Britain. France gives England all French territory east of the Mississippi River, except New Orleans. The Spanish give up east and west Florida to the English in return for Cuba

    • 1762 - Treaty of Fontainebleau - Spain gains control of the Louisiana Territory from France

    • 1770 - May 20 - Spanish government officially assumes control of the Territory of Louisiana

    • 1775 - 1783 - The American Revolution creates the United States of America. The Revolution was due to the British burden of taxes and total power to legislate any laws governing the American colonies

    • July 4, 1776 - United States Declaration of Independence

    • July 10, 1778 - France declares war against Britain and makes an alliance with the American revolutionary forces

    • September 3, 1783 - The Treaty of Paris is signed by the victorious United States and the defeated Great Britain

  • Facts about the History of Missouri History - The Early 1800's

    • The Native Indians of Missouri were the Caddo, Dakota, Delaware, Fox, Illinois, Iowa, Kickapoo, Missouri, Omaha, Osage, Oto, Sauk and Shawnee tribes

    • 1800 - Spain returns the Louisiana Territory to France by the Treaty of San Ildefonso

    • 1803 - The Louisiana Purchase - In 1803, the United States bought the Louisiana Territory from France. The U.S. Secretary of State, James Madison paid 15 million dollars for the land

    • 1805 - The Territory of Louisiana established

    • 1805 - The land is further explored by the Lewis and Clark expedition - Info - Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) and William Clark (1770- 1838)

    • 1812 - Portion of the Territory of Louisiana became the Territory of Missouri

    • 1812 - 1815 - The War of 1812 between U.S. and Great Britain, ended in a stalemate but
      confirmed America's Independence

    • 1817 - Zebulon M. Pike (1779-1813), a native of New Jersey reaches St. Louis on the first steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River

  • Facts about the History of Missouri History - The American Civil War

    • 1861 - 1865 The American Civil War. In 1859 John Brown raided Harpers Ferry and set in
      motion events that led directly to the outbreak of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln, a
      known opponent of slavery, was elected president and in 1861 the South Secedes. The
      initial Secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of Mississippi, Florida,
      Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
      These eleven states eventually formed the Confederate States of America. The
      bombardment of Fort Sumter was the opening engagement of the American Civil War.
      The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy

    • 1865 December 6 - The Abolishment of Slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S Constitution is ratified, thus officially abolishing slavery

    • 1898-1901 The Spanish American War. On December 10, 1898 the Treaty of Paris the US annexes Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines.

  • Origin of the name - Named after Missouri Indian tribe whose name means "town of the large canoes"

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