WAR OF 1812 IN THE OLD NORTHWEST

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The War of 1812, the bloody two-year conflict often called the United States' "second war of independence," decided the fate of the North American continent. Produced to mark its 200th anniversary, THE WAR OF 1812 IN THE OLD NORTHWEST brings to life the struggle for the lands of the Northwestern Frontier, a territory stretching north and west into present-day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. Richly illustrated with contemporary footage, archival photos, paintings and newly rendered maps, the one-hour documentary recounts some of the most famous (and infamous) names, places and events of the war, including "Dudley's Defeat" at Fort Meigs, the attack on Tippecanoe, the River Raisin Massacre, and "Perry's Transfer" during the Battle of Lake Erie. Noted historians and authors also discuss some of the war's key moments, including the contentious face-to-face meeting between Indiana Territory Governor (and future U.S. President) William Henry Harrison and legendary Shawnee leader Tecumseh.

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7/6/2017
2 p.m.
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