The Oregon Treaty between the UK and the US signed on June 15, 1846, in Washington, D.C. brought an end to the Oregon boundary dispute by settling competing American and British claims to the Oregon Country, which had been jointly occupied by both Britain and the U.S. since the Anglo-American Convention (Treaty) of 1818.
" The Oregon Treaty is a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United States that was signed on June 15, 1846, in Washington, D.C. The treaty brought an end to the Oregon boundary dispute by settling competing American and British claims to the Oregon Country, which had been jointly occupied by both Britain and the U.S. since the Treaty of 1818." Wikipedia
North America 171 years ago today: Oregon Treaty (15 Jun 1846) http://omniatlas.com/maps/northamerica/18460615/ War with Mexico encouraged President Polk to settle the Oregon dispute between the US and Britain. In June both countries agreed to the division of Oregon Country along the 49th parallel, with Vancouver Island falling to Britain.
Map of The Oregon Treaty in 1823- 1845: The west side of the United States have not been claimed by the Americans yet. Later on the war with Mexico heats up since America wants the other side of the country. Women during this time must have a hard time dealing with men going to war and settlement on the western side of the country.
What Happened Elsewhere - Kaya´aton´my´s story takes place between midsummer 1764 and winter 1766 in the Pacific Northwest (an area covering parts of Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon), a region that is not technically part of America yet; at the time, some European contact had been made but the Pacific Northwest was still unclaimed by any European nation. The area did not officially become part of the US until the Oregon Country was given to the US as part of the Oregon Treaty of 1846.
Rare Fraser River Gold Rush (FRGR) Manuscript Diary, photo and US Silver Half Dollar Coin. "The Fraser Gold Rush was a seminal point in the history of British Columbia. It led Britain to declare the Colony of British Columbia, which was also known as the Mainland Colony, to assert British authority and governance over the territory, which had been unincorporated in the wake of the Oregon Treaty of 1846 NO FRGR MANUSCRIPT DIARY HAS EVER APPEARED ON THE MARKET. $45,000 USD
Oregon Country-- was a predominantly American term referring to a disputed region of the Pacific Northwest of North America. The region was occupied by British and French Canadian fur traders from before 1810, and American settlers from the mid-1830s, with its coastal areas north from the Columbia River frequented by ships from all nations engaged in the maritime fur trade, most of these from the 1790s through 1810s being Boston-based. The Oregon Treaty of 1846 ended disputed joint occupancy
FORT VICTORIA in 1845 [drawing by M O'Leary] In 1843, the Hudson's Bay Company sent James Douglas to build a fort some distance north of Fort Vancouver. This fort on Vancouver Island became the new headquarters of the district. The signing of the Oregon Treaty in 1846, settled the matter of Fort Vancouver’s further suitability as the company's headquarters. The fort was the beginnings of a settlement that eventually grew into the modern Victoria, BC.