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Courts in the Classroom > Legal History Lecture Series > The Northwest Ordinance, Slavery, and Indiana > 222 Years of Unsettled Borders: Indiana and the Northwest Ordinance 222 Years of Unsettled Borders: Indiana and the Northwest Ordinance

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The Indiana Supreme Court held a free CLE event, "222 Years of Unsettled Borders: Indiana and the Northwest Ordinance," on Monday, July 13, 2009 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm in the History Reference Room at the Indiana State Library (140 N. Senate Avenue).

About the Event

The program will focus on Indiana's borders as established by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787.  This year's session explores the controversial establishment of the Michigan-Indiana Border.  We will discuss the 1817 Harris line and the 1827 Kendrick survey.  These lines are ten miles apart.  On May 7, 2009, Governor Daniels signed into law Senate Bill 530 providing for the establishment of a new Indiana-Michigan Boundary Commission.  What might be the legal ramifications if the line has been mismarked?

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View the webpage from the CLE held in 2008