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This case file contains an arrest warrant and indictment for John Bayles. Bayles was charged with taking trees and timber worth five hundred dollars from March 1 to May of 1859 from land belonging to the Miami tribe. During the mid-19th century, the Miami occupied land present-day Miami and Linn counties. Bayles was indicted for the crime by the U.S. District Court, Kansas Territory, Third District during the court's May term of 1859. An arrest warrant was issued for Bayles in December of 1859 and returned unexecuted. During the Kansas territorial period, the increase in settlers led to conflict with tribes that were promised permanent lands in Kansas following the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

Date: crime March to May, 1859; indictment May 1859

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Item Number: 444751
Call Number: Kansas Territory Criminal Case Files, Box 4, Folder 43
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444751

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