Platte Purchase

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The United States in 1820. The graphic shows the straight line western border of Missouri. The Missouri Compromise prohibited slavery in the Unorganized Territory (dark green) and permitted it in Missouri (yellow).
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The area of the purchase
The Platte Purchase in 1836 added 3,149 square miles (8156 km) to the state of Missouri making up its northwest corner.

The Platte Purchase includes Andrew 435 square miles (1127 km), Atchison (545 square miles), Buchanan 410 square miles (0 km), Holt 462 square miles (1197 km), Nodaway 877 square miles (2271 km) and Platte (420 square miles) counties.

These areas now include Kansas City International Airport (and the northwest Kansas City suburbs), St. Joseph, Missouri, Mound City, Missouri and Maryville, Missouri. Almost all of Missouri's portion of Interstate 29 is within its bounds. It is an area almost as big as the combined size of Delaware and Rhode Island.

The purchase was presided over by William Clark (of Lewis & Clark fame) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

At the time, the western border of Missouri was the equivalent of the mouth of the Kaw River in Kansas City (94 degrees 36 minutes West longitude)[1] (which is also the border between Missouri and Kansas). The purchase extended the Missouri border in the northwest to 95 degrees 46 minutes West longitude).[2]

Current maps show Platte County's, and all counties north, as having an eastern border further east than the border between Missouri and Kansas south of the river, which no longer conforms to the mouth of the Kaw River.

The tribes involved were the Ioway tribe (with Chiefs White Cloud and No Heart) and the combined entity of the Sac and Fox tribes.

The tribes were paid $7,500 for their land. The government was to "build five comfortable houses for each tribe, break up 200 acres (0 km) of land, fence 200 acres (0 km) of land, furnish a farmer, blacksmith, teacher, interpreter, provide agricultural implements, furnish livestock" and a host of other small items. The tribes agreed to move to reservations west of the Missouri River in what was to become Kansas and Nebraska. At this time there were approximately 1,000 Ioways, 500 Sacs, and 1,200 Foxes.

The tribes had earlier been promised to keep the land permanently. However white settlers (including most spectacularly Joseph Robidoux) quickly broke the agreement.

Martin Van Buren proclaimed the area part of Missouri on 28 March 1837.

It is a historic region of the United States.

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Andrew County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 16,492. Its county seat is Savannah6. The county was organized in 1841 and named for lawyer Andrew Jackson Davis.
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Atchison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 6,430. Its county seat is Rock Port6. The county was organized in 1845 and named for David Rice Atchison, U.S. Senator from Missouri.
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Buchanan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 85,998. Its county seat is Saint Joseph6. The county was originally named Roberts County, after settler Hiram Roberts, renamed in 1839 for U.S.
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Holt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county is in the northwest part of the state. As of 2000, the population is 5,351. Its county seat is Oregon6. The county was organized in 1841 and is named after the Missouri state legislator Dr.
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Nodaway County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was organized in 1845 and named for the Nodaway River.

As of 2000, the population was 21,912. Its county seat is Maryville.
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Platte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was organized in 1828 and was named for the Platte purchase, Platte being French for a low, shallow, or intermittent stream. As of 2000, the population was 73,781.
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Kansas City International Airport (IATA: MCI, ICAO: KMCI), originally named Mid-Continent International Airport, is a public airport located 15 miles (24 km) northwest of the central business district (CBD) of Kansas City, in Platte County, Missouri, USA.
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William Clark (August 1, 1770 – September 1, 1838) was an American explorer who accompanied Meriwether Lewis on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

William Clark was born in Caroline County, Virginia on August 1, 1770.
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Fort Leavenworth is a United States Army facility located in Leavenworth County, Kansas (just north of the city of Leavenworth) in the upper northeast portion of the state. It is the oldest active U.S. Army post west of the Mississippi River, in operation for over 170 years.
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Kansas River (known interchangeably as the Kaw) is a river in northeastern Kansas in the United States. It is the southwestern-most part of the Missouri River drainage, which is in turn the northwestern-most portion of the extensive Mississippi River drainage.
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The Iowa (also spelled Ioway), also known as the Baxoje, are a Native American people. Together with the Missouri, the Omaha, the Oto and the Ponca they are part of the Chiwere-speaking peoples, claiming the Ho-Chunks as their "grandfathers.
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White Cloud may refer to:
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No Heart is an evil character in the Care Bears television series and the main villain in the Nelvana episodes.

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SAC or sac may refer to:

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Fox tribe of Native Americans are an Algonquian language-speaking group that are now merged with the allied Sac tribe as the Sac and Fox Nation. The Fox called themselves Meshkwahkihaki or Mesquakie.
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Joseph Robidoux III (1783 – 1868) established the Blacksnake Hills Trading Post that eventually became St. Joseph, Missouri.

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Robidoux was one of seven sons of Joseph Robidoux II and Catherine Rollet, six of whom survived to adulthood.
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Martin Van Buren (December 5 1782 – July 24 1862), nicknamed Old Kinderhook, was the eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841. Before his presidency he served as the eighth Vice President (1833-1837) and the 10th Secretary of State under Andrew Jackson.
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