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This article advertises the many reasons that settlers should come to Kansas, including the pleasant climate and rich natural resources. The unnamed author also promises that immigrants who are willing to work hard can make a good living. The author seems convinced that Kansas will experience a population boom, as there is an abundance of "unoccupied land" ripe for the taking.

Creator: Manhattan Independent
Date: January 6, 1866

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This source illustrates how, to white Americans, western Kansas was empty; settlers showed an utter disregard for the rights of the native inhabitants of the frontier. This article also provides an example of how whites were encroaching on Indian territory, which was a major cause of the tension between native tribes and the U. S. government.

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

Item Number: 210767
Call Number: Microfilm: M302
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210767

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