CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 7, 2008 — The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum will sponsor a lecture Nov. 11 titled “Covering the Dead: The Indian War of 1812 in the Missouri Territory.”
The lecture is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center at Southeast’s River Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Brad Lookingbill, an author and professor of history at Columbia College of Missouri, will provide revelatory insight into the history of the Missouri Territory and how it was the scene of ethnic conflicts during the War of 1812.
The rivers of the territory were at the confluence of a bloody struggle for control of the land, which ultimately removed the Indians of the area and paved the way for Missouri statehood. Lookingbill will answers the question: Was the federal government responsible for ethnic cleansing in the Missouri Territory?