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This indictment and warrant relate to the case of the United States vs. John Bevins for taking Indian property. Bevins was accused of cutting down and taking trees from Miami tribal land in the Kansas Territory between February 1 and May of 1859. Bevins was indicted by the U. S. District Court for the Kansas Territory, Third District during the May term of 1859. In the mid-19th century, The Miami tribal lands were located in Lykins (present day Miami) and Linn counties. 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: May - December 1859

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Item Number: 444774
Call Number: Kansas Territory Criminal Case Files, Box 4, Folder 65
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444774

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