Here is the account of the early American settlers` drive to occupy the West, the Shawnees` unwavering defense of their homeland, and the bitter battles that resulted. Here too are the alliances that the Shawnees forged with their Indian neighbors to present a united resistance, as well as instances of cooperation, collaboration, and intermarriage between the opposing forces.
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That the territory that is now the state of Ohio was closed to settlement by the British was one of the contributing factors in the Revolution. Kentucky was a state created soon after independence in the frontier across the Appalachians, bounded on the north by the Ohio River.