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This sepia colored photograph shows a group of settlers know as "boomers" crossing into the Indian Territory of Oklahoma from Kansas. 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 when the settlers were arrested by U.S. troops and escorted back to the Kansas border and released. The land that Payne and his party were attempting to settle had been set aside by the U.S. Government for Native American tribes that had already been removed from ancestral lands elsewhere in the nation. Therefore, the U.S. Government helped protect and preserve the lands of the nation's dwindling indigenous population.

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

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Item Number: 213820
Call Number: FO5
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213820

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