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These legal documents, dated 1860, relate to the case of the United States vs. William Beck for taking Indian property. Beck was accused of taking rails, boards, logs, clapboard shingles, and timber between April 1 and May of 1860 from land that belonged to the Miami tribe. During the mid-19th century, the Miami reserve was located in present day Miami and Linn counties. Heck was indicted during the May term of 1860 of the U. S. District Court, Kansas Territory, Third District. 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 April 1, 1860; indictment May 1860

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Item Number: 444764
Call Number: Kansas Territory Criminal Case Files, Box 4, Folder 56
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444764

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