Although the state Constitution expressly prohibited it, slavery existed in early Indiana. Two court cases filed by enslaved black women put an end to the practice.
On Sept. 3, 1812, a Native American war party killed more than 20 settlers living in a wooded outpost near present-day Scottsburg. Motivated by bounties offered by the British, the perpetrators scalped women and children, torched their log cabins and left the village in ashes.
History remembers William Henry Harrison as the first president to die in office. Hoosiers should remember him as the man who shaped the Indiana Territory.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels will soon decide if Indiana has an official state rifle and whether three measures sponsored by Northwest Indiana legislators that also received final legislative approval Tuesday become law.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is one step closer toward having an official state gun.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana has a state tree (tulip), state flower (peony), state stone (Salem limestone) and perhaps soon, a state gun.
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