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This bench warrant and indictment relate to the case of the United States vs. George Cress. Cress was accused of cutting town and taking trees in November and December of 1859 from the land of the Ottawa Tribe in the Kansas Territory. Cress was indicted by the Third District Court at a special term in December 1859. After the Indian Removal Act of 1830, two branches of the Ottawa tribe were relocated to 72,000 acres centered around the present-day town of Ottawa, KS.

Date: December 1859

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Item Number: 444922
Call Number: Kansas Territory Criminal Case Files, Box 7, Folder 32
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444922

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