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The factory was a system of United States government sanctioned trading posts from 1796 to 1822 that were scattered throughly the mostly territorial portion of the country. A trading post is a place where trading of goods takes place. ...

The factories were officially intended via a series of legislation called the Indian Intercourse Acts to protect Native Americans from exploitation. However, in practice numerous tribes conceded extensive territory in exchange for the trading posts as happened in the Treaty of Fort Clark in which the Osage Nation ceded most of Missouri at Fort Clark. The Indian Intercourse Acts were several acts passed by the United States Congress regulating commerce between American Indians and non-Indians and restricting travel by non-Indians onto Indian land. ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, Amerindians, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St. ... Fort Osage is an early 19th century fort built along the Missouri river just Northwest of Sibley, MO. It was built in 1808 under the direction of William Clark. ...

Usually a blacksmith was assigned to the factory to repair utensils and build or maintain plows. Frequently the factories had some sort of milling operation associated with them. A blacksmith A blacksmith at work A blacksmith at work A blacksmiths fire Hot metal work from a blacksmith A blacksmith is a person who creates objects from iron or steel by forging the metal; i. ...

The factories marked the United States attempt to continue a process originally pioneered by the French and then by the Spanish to officially license the fur trade in Upper Louisiana. French settlements and forts in the Illinois Country in 1763, showing U.S. current state boundaries. ...

Factories were frequently referred to as "Forts" and often had numerous unofficial names. Legislation was often passed calling for military garrisons at the fort but their defacto purpose was a trading post. Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ... For people named Garrison, see Garrison (disambiguation). ...

The head of the factory was called a Factor. A Factor, from the Latin he who does (parallel to agent from Latin agens), is a person who professionally acts as the representative of another individual or other legal entity, notably in the following contexts: // Mercantile Factor In a relatively large company, there could be a hierarchy, including several gardes...


York Factory was founded by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1697. Ruperts Land, showing the location of York Factory York Factory was a historic settlement and longtime headquarters of the Hudsons Bay Company in North America, located on the southwestern shore of Hudson Bay in present-day northeastern Manitoba, Canada. ... The Hudsons Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie dHudson in French) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. ...

In the United States factories under the Superintendent of Indian Trade:[1]

  • Creek:
Colerain, 1795-97
Fort Wilkinson, 1797-1806
Ocmulgee Old Fields, 1806-9
Fort Hawkins, 1809-16
Fort Mitchell, 1816-20
  • Cherokee:
Fort Tellico, 1795-1807
Fort Hiwassee, 1807-10
Fort Wayne, 1802-12
  • Choctaw:
Fort St. Stephens, 1802-15
Fort Confederation, 1816-22
  • Fort Chickasaw Bluffs, 1802-18
  • Fort Detroit, 1802-5
  • Fort Arkansas, 1805-10
  • Fort Chicago, 1805-22
  • Fort Belle Fontaine, 1805-9

Natchitoches -- Sulphur Fork Colerain may refer to: Colerain, North Carolina Colerain Township, Hamilton County, Ohio This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... // History Fort Hawkins was built in 1806 by the United States government under the administration of President Thomas Jefferson. ... Fort Wayne was the name of at least two historic forts in the United States of America; one of these gave its name to Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... Building and origins of Fort Detroit Fort Detroit began as a settlement on the Detroit River called Fort Ponchartrain. ...

Fort Natchitoches, 1805-18
FortSulphur Fork, 1818-22

Fort Sandusky was a small British fort in the Ohio Country, on the shore of Lake Erie in present-day Ohio, which was captured and destroyed by American Indians during Pontiacs Rebellion. ... Fort Madison, situated on the Mississippi River, is a city and the county seat of Lee County, Iowa. ... Fort Osage is an early 19th century fort built along the Missouri river just Northwest of Sibley, MO. It was built in 1808 under the direction of William Clark. ... Fort Mackinac painting Fort Mackinac was a military outpost garrisoned from the late 18th century to the late 19th century on Mackinac Island in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...




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