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The Great North American Migration
Even before the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the recently independent
United States had begun a steady westward expansion into Indian lands.
As the 19th century advanced, ever more individuals and their families took
to the roads and trails — by their hundreds and thousands. This handful of
newspaper articles (from the period 1835-1850) provides glimpses of the migrants'
motivations and experiences.
Publications: "Illinois State Journal", Springfield;
retrieved from the Illinois
Digital Newspaper Collection
Illustration: "Daniel Boone escorting settlers through the Cumberland
Gap" (detail), by George Caleb Bingham, Wikipedia
Page created: 29-VII-2016
Last updated: 29-VII-2016