Republic of Indian Stream in Pittsburg, New Hampshire

In northwestern New Hampshire in a small town called Pittsburg, there lies a historical marker dedicated to the “Republic of Indian Stream,” an unrecognized country that declared itself independent from 1829 to 1835.

Spanning hundreds of square miles, the Republic of Indian Stream arose out of a common theme in territorial disputes: vague legislation. 

In 1783, the Treaty of Paris stipulated that the US-Canada boundary line would follow the “northwesternmost head of the Connecticut...

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