American Defenders of Land, Sea & Sky
An Expanding Nation
  The Struggle for Western Territory (1825-1890)

Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation
We established military posts along trading routes.

Fort Leavenworth Military Reservation
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

   After the War of 1812, many people felt that white settlers and Indian tribes could never live together in peace. Fort Leavenworth was established in 1827 by President James Monroe and Congress as part of a "Permanent Indian Frontier" to keep the two cultures apart. Fort Snelling, Fort Atkinson, and Fort Scott, were some of the other posts.

  During this period, Army personnel at Fort Leavenworth protected caravans of fur traders, explorers, and white settlers rolling westward across Indian lands. In the 1830s, when Indian tribes from the East were moved to the West by President Andrew Jackson, the Army was also in charge of keeping the peace. The officers and men lived in houses overlooking a central parade ground. The oldest one, built in 1834, is named the "Rookery."

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