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These legal documents relate to the case against Abijah Bayles for cutting down and taking trees worth five hundred dollars between February and May of 1859 from land owned by the Miami tribe. The Miami land was located in Lykins County (now Miami County) and Linn County, Kansas Territory. Bayles was indicted during the 1859 May term of the United States District Court of the Kansas Territory, Third District. Bayles was arrested on May 4, 1860 and released on bond May 7. 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 February 1, 1859; indictment May 1859

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Item Number: 444761
Call Number: Kansas Territory Criminal Case Files, Box 4, Folder 53
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444761

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