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Wyoming
USA

Inhabited before 9,000 BCE; home to Crow, Ute, Bannock, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa and Dakota in modern times, only Shoshoni and Arapaho survived by 1890s; most Europeans arrived 19th cen.; area came to USA with Louisiana Purchase and after Mexican War.

Wisconsin
USA

Inhabited by Ojibwa (Chippewa), Sauk, Fox, Kickapoo, Winnebago and others when French arrived from Canada in 17th cen.; went to British in 1763, to USA after Revolution; large influx of Europeans occurred in 1820s; supported Union in Civil War.

West Virginia
USA

Inhabited by mammoth-hunters 12,000 BCE, by Archaic People 9,000 BCE and Mound Builders ca. 500 BCE, then Fort Ancient people; Iroquois League dominated by 1650; Europeans settled in 17th-18th cen.; invaded by British during Revolution; pro-Union in Civil War.

Washington
USA

Inhabited by many groups of NW Coast Indians and North American Plateau Indians when European and American fur traders and Protestant missionaries arrived in 18th-19th cen.; N border was agreed upon by Britain (Canada) and the USA in 1846.