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Missouri: European and African Heritage Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about the settlement of Missouri by people of European or African ancestry. Topics include westward migration and immigration. Contains a link to an eThemes Resource on French settlers in Missouri. Includes videos on early Missouri Spanish explorers, French settlers in Ste. Genevieve, and German immigrants in Hermann.

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Overview of Missouri history including French and German settlements. Note: The site includes banner ads and pop-up ads.
Learn about the settlers of Missouri and their cultural background via this website which provides this and other information. NOTE: This site includes banner and other ads.
This downloadable and printable PDF explains why settlers came to make their homes in Missouri.
Read this interview with Nathaniel Sweets and learn the history of African American population in Saint Louis.
This "Peopling of America" timeline shows the dates that immigrants from Europe and other continents began entering America. NOTE: This site includes sponsored links.
This site includes information of the various ethnic groups that settled in the St. Louis area.
A brief description of Hermann's German ancestors and reasons why they settled in the area. NOTE: The site includes ads and an online store.
This site includes information about the German settlements in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. Includes maps and photographs.
This news article tells of the legacy of French culture in the Missouri town of Ste. Genevieve. NOTE: This site includes banner ads, other ads, and sponsored links.
Learn the history of this French settlement in Missouri.
Read about the African-American experience in St. Louis on this site. NOTE: This site includes ads and sponsored links.
Click on the timeline link to learn more about the history of African Americans in Missouri. The "Guide" link has a list of resources on this topic that are available at the Missouri State Archives.
This eThemes resource site has biographies of French explorers and traders in the Midwest and Canada. Locations of the first French settlements along the Mississippi. History of Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Louisiana, and Canada.

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