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This unsigned newspaper article describes the benefits of emigration to Kansas, noting the excellent soil, climate, etc. It also predicts that Kansas will become one of the most popular and fastest-growing states in the country. It appears that the article was intended to refute criticisms of Kansas that had previously appeared in other periodicals.

Creator: Council Grove Press
Date: May 25, 1861

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This source illustrates how Kansans were encouraging white settlement, which was encroaching on Indian lands. It provides a contemporary perspective about the motivations behind the U.S. government's program for placing native peoples on reservations.

KS:7th:3.1:Federal Government and Indian Lands (2005)

Item Number: 210764
Call Number: Microfilm: C1523
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210764

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