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The 1795 signing of the Treaty of Greenville

The 1795 signing of the Treaty of Greenville established a border with Indian Territory and took most of Ohio out of Indian control.

Chicago History Museum, P&S-1914.0001

The 1795 signing of the Treaty of Greenville

Images of the Era: 1789-1815

During its first quarter century, the new United States government had to find its way in the world while attending to the nation’s business. Leaders met with Indian nations and faced often-hostile relations with European powers while coping with conflicts between emerging political parties and working out relationships among the three new branches of government.