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This sepia colored photograph shows a group of settlers know as " boomers" crossing the Deep Fork River into the Indian Territory of Oklahoma. The group, lead by David L. Payne, were attempting to claim land for settlement that had not been assigned to Indian Tribes. Their efforts were not successful as the settlers were arrested by U.S. troops and escorted back to the Kansas border just to be released.

Creator: Wickmiller, C.P. & Osburn, W.H.
Date: February 1883

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Item Number: 213814
Call Number: FO5
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213814

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