Conflicting Claims to the Oregon Country
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During the 19th century, several powers had claims of varying legitimacy to the Pacific Northwest. These included:
Final resolution of the boundary between the United States and British Columbia would be achieved in 1846.
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... Heceta) party lands at future site of Grenville Bay and claims the Pacific Northwest for Spain on July 12, 1775. On July 12, 1775, Bruno de Hezeta, Juan Perez, and others from the Spanish ship Santiago land on the site of the future Grenville ...
Pacific Coast -- Encyclopædia Britannica
The northern portion of the Pacific Coast, known as the Pacific Northwest, had a somewhat different history from that of California. Initial Russian interest in the Bering Strait area led to the formation in 1799 of the Russian-American Company ...
The Northwest had been integrated into global trading networks since the 1780s, when British vessels began carrying away sea otter pelts to China; and the Northwest had been integrated into far western trading networks since the time of the Gold ...