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These legal documents, filed from 1858 to 1859, relate to the case of the United States vs. John J. Baxter for selling liquor to Indians. Baxter was accused of selling whiskey to members of the Cherokee tribe between June and October of 1857 in McGee County, Kansas Territory. Baxter was indicted in October of 1858 by the U. S. District Court for the Kansas Territory, Third District. The majority of the Cherokee Nation was forcibly relocated to Oklahoma from 1838-1839, resulting in thousands of deaths. They were given 800,000 acres in the southeast corner of Kansas, but few Cherokee settled there. (See item 444759 for related documents)

Date: crime June to October 1857; indictment October 1858

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Item Number: 444760
Call Number: Kansas Territory Criminal Case Files, Box 4, Folder 52
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444760

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