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This article, published in the Kansas Monthly, describes why nineteenth-century settlers were eager to immigrate to Kansas. It refers in particular to the fertility of soil in Kansas and its appeal to Eastern farmers.

Creator: Kansas Monthly
Date: July 1878

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This source demonstrates the reasons behind white settlement from a contemporary perspective, showing how whites were encroaching on Indian lands without any thought to the lands' rightful owners. It also provides the perspective of change over time by explaining how, by 1878, white expansion had continued full force. This article works in tandem with documents such as the House of Representatives' resolution.

KS:7th:3.1:Federal government and Indian lands (2005)

Item Number: 210771
Call Number: 050 K13
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210771

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