Trans-Mississippi

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Indian battles in the Trans Mississippi West

Trans-Mississippi was a common name of the geographic area west of the Mississippi River during the 19th century. The area included Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Texas, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), and many other territories.

The geographical term is generally used today only in matters relating to the study of the American Civil War.[citation needed] The term, "Trans-Mississippi," however, was historically used to refer to any land 'across the Mississippi' (or the entire western two-thirds of the United States).[citation needed] In 1898, a Trans-Mississippi Exposition was held at Kountze Park in Omaha, Nebraska.

Legacy

The postage stamps of the Trans-Mississippi Exposition Issue are considered some of the most beautiful stamps ever issued by the United States, and a complete set of the "Trans-Miss" is highly prized.[citation needed] In 1998, a set of stamps using designs derived from the original issue was issued to commemorate its 100th anniversary.[citation needed]

See also

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