Jonathan Banner discovers soldiers on an expedition to find the source of the Mississippi River, hoping that the source will be a natural border between the U.S. and Canada. Disappointed that it is not, a fight ensues over what should be the border, but Banner's party and the soldiers settle their differences after being forced to work together to escape quicksand. Banner negotiates the border to favor British interests, taking advantage of the soldiers' hunger. The Americans trick Banner into redrawing the line after dinner, provided that they give Banner's party pipe tobacco. Written by
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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