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These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. Sanford M. Bickerstaff for selling liquor to members of the Ottawa tribe on October 10, 1856 in the Kansas Territory. Bickerstaff was indicted by the U. S. District Court for the Kansas Territory, Second District, in Tecumseh during the November 1856 court term. The arrest warrant for Bickerstaff on April 1, 1857 was returned unserved. Two branches of the Ottawa tribe had been given 72,00 acres centered around the present-day town of Ottawa, KS. Alcohol was prohibited on Native American land from 1832-1953.

Date: November 1856 - April 1857

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Item Number: 444781
Call Number: Kansas Territory Criminal Case Files, Box 5, Folder 05
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444781

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