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edge of a settled area

Big Tree Treaty

gave nearly all their land more (4,000 sq miles) to the company for 100,000, agreement in which the Senecas sold nearly all their land to the Holland Land Company

War of 1812

a war (1812-1814) between the United States and England which was trying to interfere with American trade with France

Treaty of Ghent

Ended the war with great Britian in 1812

Red Jacket

Seneca leader who did not want to sell the land west of the Genesee River to the Holland Land Company

Mary Jemison

Settler in Genesee River Valley after American Revolution, captured by Indian tribe as a teenager, chose to remain with them

Nathaniel Rochester

Founder of the settlement of Rochester in 1803/Genesse Rivedr


waterway built across land


water elevator that moves boats with a canal to higher or lower levels


small fee people pay to use a canal or bridge

Robert Fulton

inventor of steam boat

De Witt Clinton

planned the Erie Canal Mayor of NY


diagram that shows information in a picture


business that makes one kind of good or provides one kind of service


method of scraping and soaking animal skins to make leather

Industrial Revolution

change starting in the 1800's power driven machines replace hand tools


business where goods are made are made with large machines


painting that shows a view of the outdoors


person who comes to a new country to live


lack of food in a place; time of starving

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