April 27, 2017

Today in History: Indiana

Spirit of Northwest Territory Alliance pose for inspection in front of the George Rogers Clark Memorial
Today in History–February 25–the Library of Congress features the British surrender of Fort Sackville at Vincennes, Indiana on this date in 1779. Despite a 1763 prohibition against western settlement, colonists continued to travel to Indiana and other areas west of the Appalachians. Learn more about the defense of Fort Sackville by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to thousands of primary sources related to the state of Indiana.

Indiana stories from America’s Library

Indiana primary source set

Indiana maps

Indiana books & other texts

Indiana historic newspapers

Indiana sheet music

Indiana songs & oral histories

Indiana WPA life histories

Pictorial Americana: selected images from Indiana

More Indiana images

Indiana legislation

Indiana Guide to Law Online

More U.S. state primary source collections

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