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Indian Territory

Indian Territory, also known as the Indian Territories and the Indian Country, was land within the United States of America that was reserved for the forced re-settlement of Native Americans. The general borders were set by the Indian Intercourse Act of 1834.

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Sonuk Mikko - Civil War
... the Union and Confederacy vied for control of the Indian Territory ... Cooper attacked Unionist tribes in the Indian Territory, Mikko aligned his followers with Opothleyahola’s Upper Creeks and resisted ... Army as a captain in May 1862 and was assigned command of Company A of the First Indian Home Guards ...
End of Indian Territory
... The citizens of Indian Territory tried, in 1905, to gain admission to the union as the State of Sequoyah, but were rebuffed by Congress and an Administration which did not want two new Western states ... With Oklahoma statehood in November 1907, Indian Territory was extinguished ... Many Indians continue to live in Oklahoma, especially in the eastern part ...
Rutherford B. Hayes - Presidency 1877–1881 - Indian Policy
... Interior Secretary Carl Schurz carried out Hayes's American Indian policy, beginning with preventing the War Department from taking over the Bureau of ... that included assimilation into white culture, educational training, and dividing Indian land into individual allotments ... would lead to self-sufficiency and peace between Indians and whites ...
Seminole Nation Of Oklahoma - History - In Indian Territory
... struggle to gain an independent reservation, as they were first placed under the Creek in Indian Territory ... The United States urged the Indians on reservations to adopt subsistence agriculture, but less than half the land was good for agriculture, and a third was not useful for stock raising or agriculture ... for the Seminole Freedmen following emancipation of slaves in Indian Territory in 1866 ...

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