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OregonOregon
USA

Oregon is a state on the west coast of the United States. It became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859. Oregon's largest city is Portland and its capital is Salem.

Arizona
USA

Settled since 25,000 BCE; home to Hohokam by 300 BCE and Anasazi by 100 CE; nomadic Apache and Navajo arrived ca. 1300; Spanish came 16-17th centuries; area went to Mexico in 1821, to USA in 1850s after Mexican War; sided with Confederacy in 1861 in Civil War.

California
USA

Inhabited by many ethnic nationalities including Mojave, Yuma and Chumash when Spanish arrived in 16th cen.; Franciscans established missions all along coast; went to Mexico in 1820s; went to US in 1848; great influx of settlers from E arrived in gold rush.

Colorado
USA

Inhabited by Basket Makers (early Anasazi) around start of Christian Era; inhabited by cliff-dwellers and Plains Indians, mainly Arapaho and Cheyenne, when Spanish & French arrived 16th-18th century; parts went to USA in Louisiana Purchase and after Mexican War.

Idaho
USA

Inhabited by 8000 BC; Kutenai, Coeur d'Alene, Nez Percé, Paiute, Shoshoni & others were here when influx of settlers from E destroyed buffalo herds in 19th cen.; conflict with Britain over N border 1840s; received Confederate refugees after Civil War.

Illinois
USA

Inhabited by 8000 BCE; Mississippian people flourished ca. 1300 CE; had largest pre-Columbian community N of Mexico; various Algonquian tribes were here when French & English settled 17-18th centuries; went to USA in 1778 in Revolution; pro-Union in Civil War.

Kentucky
USA

Inhabited by early Mound Builders; was hunting ground for Shawnee, Cherokee and others when Europeans settled here in 18th cen.; infamous for bloody battles with Amerindians when pioneers moved through on way west; was divided by slavery during Civil War.

Louisiana
USA

Occupied by 14,000 BC; Chitimacha, Biloxi, Atakapa and others lived here when Spanish and French settled in 16th-17th cen.; French brought in many slaves; was in Louisiana Purchase; was split between Union & Confederate forces early in Civil War.

Maryland
USA

Occupied by roving hunters by ca. 8000 BC, later was home to agrarian cultures; Algonquian-speakers, at war with Iroquois to N, lived here when Europeans settled in 17th cen.; fought in Revolution; state had split loyalties in Civil War.

Massachusetts
USA

Settled by Amerindians by 2nd mill. BCE; Norsemen may have landed here in 1003; Europeans fished here in 16th cen.; Plymouth Colony established by English in 1620; played key role in Revolution; was intellectual center of nation until mid-19th cen.

Minnesota
USA

Inhabited in Pleistocene epoch (18,000 BCE); major groups were Ojibwa and Sioux when French fur traders arrived in 17th cen.; made of sections from Louisiana Purchase & NW Territory; supported Union in Civil War; homesteaded by Scandinavians in 1880s.