1834 Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)

The act of June 30, 1834 (4 Stat. 729), defining “the Indian country,” is as much a local act as the donation act of 1023 Oregon or the penal code of the District of Columbia. By its terms, “the Indian country” was limited to “that part of the United States west of the Mississippi, and not within the states of Missouri or Louisiana, or the territory of Alaska, and, also, that part of the United States east of the Mississippi River, and not within any state, to which the Indian …

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I… am not a historian, or an educator but the idea that history is being served up online, dictionaries, documentaries, and or possibly history books our kids have to see …and using terms like “Congress creates Indian Territory” is beyond offensive! Yes, Tribes wanted peace, most tried to assimilate while others were defiant … either way they were murdered …. and the most obvious tactic used by white settlers, business owners, and politicians was to keep them uninformed, manipulated, and to keep moving their goal which moved them into unbearable choices that were too much for most… and treaties were broken depending on what group was in Congress

– nativegrl77