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Presented by Michael Wiant. A series of treaties negotiated by William Henry Harrison in the first decade of the 19th century expanded U.S. Territory north of the Ohio River to the Mississippi River. The process created much confusion stemming from differences in attitudes about land ownership and different interpretations of treaty language to strengthening the relationship between the tribes and Great Britain. Mr. Wiant is the Director of the Illinois State Museum – Dickson Mounds. As an archaeologist for more than 40 years, he has explored the long history of Native Americans in the Illinois River Basin sharing his insights through lectures, teaching and publication.