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Northwest Territory

The Northwest Territory was the first organized territory created by the Northwest Ordinance in 1787. The territory was defined as east of the Mississippi River, northwest of the Ohio River, south of the Great Lakes, and west of Pennsylvania. The Northwest Territory included what is now Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and the northeast part of Minnesota. History of the …

Platte Purchase, Missouri

The Treaty of Chicago was signed on Sept. 26 and 27, 1833, and proved to be a watershed agreement in the dealings between the Potawatomi and the U.S. government. Prior to this treaty, land cessions were relatively small and included land set aside as private reserves for certain signatories. The Treaty of Chicago, however, ensured a substantial land cession of …

Rural Water District #3

Rural Water District 3, which serves 60 percent of the Pottawatomie County’s geographic area, including the municipalities of Asher, Wanette and Dale, is the only Tribal-owned enterprise that is a public utility. It began serving the region in 1997, however, the district was in dire economic straights when the Tribe took over in October 2007. Since then, the district’s water …