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This petition and summons relate to the case against Samuel Ball for settling on lands belonging to the Miami tribe on November 1, 1857 in Linn County, Kansas Territory. A petition was issued against Ball for the sum of one thousand dollars by Attorney General of the Kansas Territory Alson C. Davis acting for the Third District Court on December 1, 1859, and a summons was delivered to Ball on December 9, 1859. When Kansas became a territory in 1854, the influx of settlers led to encroachment on lands promised to Native American tribes that had been forcibly relocated to the area. At the time of this case, the Miami tribe inhabited land promised to them by the U.S. government in present day Miami and Linn counties.

Date: crime November 1, 1857

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Item Number: 444740
Call Number: Kansas Territory Criminal Case Files, Box 4, Folder 33
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444740

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