Indiana was part of the huge Northwest Territory, which included present day Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin, which were ceded to the United States by the British at the end of the Revolutionary war.
Indiana's Madame C.J. Walker, became one of the first woman millionaires in the U.S.. She amassed a fortune after starting to sell her cosmetics door-to-door.
Indiana Bicentennial Commission Board Meeting
Indiana's 2016 Bicentennial celebration aims to honor our state’s 200 years of history, but do so in a modern way that engages all 6.5 million Hoosiers and leaves a lasting legacy for future generations.