In this letter to John A. Haldeman, Thomas A. Hendricks of the General Land Office informs Haldeman that all Native Indian lands that were being vacated in Nebraska and Kansas were "subject to the operation of the Preemption Act" that was passed on September 4, 1841. Hendricks is trying to clarify the complex issue of the transition of the land previously set aside for Native Indians in the recently created Kansas and Nebraska territories.
Creator: Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885
Date: January 16, 1856
Item Number: 219989
Call Number: John Adams Haldeman Coll. #370, Box 1 Folder: 1856-1857
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 219989
Collections - Manuscript - Halderman, John A.
Date - 1854-1860 - 1856
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Federal agencies and programs - Agencies - Indian affairs
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Federal agencies and programs - Agencies - Interior, Department of - General Land Office
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - American Indians - Tribes - Delaware
People - American Indians - Tribes - Iowa
People - American Indians - Tribes - Wea
People - Notable Kansans - Haldeman, John A.
People - Notable People - Hendricks, Thomas Andrews, 1819-1885.
Places - Cities and towns - Leavenworth
Places - Counties - Leavenworth
Places - Other States - District of Columbia -- Washington
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854 - 1861
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters