red_river has definitions from the field of geography
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[ noun ] (geography) a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana

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Red

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(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)

Thomas_Douglas , fifth Earl of Selkirk , a noble humanitarian Scot concerned with the plight of the crofters of his native Highlands , conceived a plan to settle them in the valley of the Red_River of the North .

Selkirk persuaded eighty men and four officers to go_to Red_River where they were to serve as a military_force to protect his settlers from the hostile Northwest_Company which resented the intrusion of farmers into the fur traders ' empire .

On Big_Stone_Lake near the headwaters of the Red_River , Robert_Dickson , Superintendent of the Western Indian_Department of Canada , had a trading_post and planned in 1818 to build a fort to be defended by twenty men and two small artillery pieces .

His trading goods came from Canada to the Forks of Red_River and from Selkirk's settlement he brought them south in carts .

During the trip Selkirk decided that the route through Illinois territory to Indiana and the eastern United_States was the best route for goods from England to reach Red_River and that the United_States was a better source of supply for many goods than either Canada or England .

Related terms

river US Texas Louisiana Oklahoma

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