More Indian Land Sold

Wednesday, June 24, 1857

John Wadsworth, a member of the Peoria tribe. Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution.

Kansas lands of the Peoria, Kaskaskia, Wea, and Piankashaw tribes are put up for sale to white settlers, again with the claim that these are "surplus" lands. The displacement of Native Americans in the West continues.


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