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Nebraska History

  • First treaty between Oto Tribe and The US

    First treaty between Oto Tribe and The US
    This is when the Oto tribe gave land to the US a little bit after the Lewis and Clark expedition. It was to keep the settlers safe from the Indians.
  • Pre-Emption Act of 1841

    Pre-Emption Act of 1841
    In this act, basically anyone who has been using some land for a while, but doesn't own it can buy the land for really cheap as long as they are 21, a US citizen, and are a head of a household.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act passed

    Kansas-Nebraska Act passed
    This made Kansas and Nebraska territories. It got rid of the Missouri Compromise, which said no slavery below 36' 30'. This meant that Nebraska and Kansas could be free or slave states.
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    Civil War

    This was a war between the North and South over slavery. The North didn't want slavery, but the South did. So, they fought over it.
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    The Homestead Act let the people come in and buy up to 160 acres of land for really cheap. This made more people come to Nebraska.
  • Morrill Act

    Morrill Act
    This act gave the states land to sell so the states could afford to build public schools.
  • The Charter for the Transcontinental Railroad passed

    The Charter for the Transcontinental Railroad passed
    This is when the US gave up land so that the people could build railroads.
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    Construction of Transcontinental Railroad.

    This is when the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroad Company built toward each other to make the first ever transcontinental railroad in the US.
  • Sand Creek Massacre

    Sand Creek Massacre
    This is when the US army attacked a bunch of innocent Indians near Sand Creek, killing 160 men, women, children, and infants.
  • Plum Creek Massacre

    Plum Creek Massacre
    This is when there were some Indians that killed 13 dudes off of a wagon train and took two people captive.
  • Nebraska Becomes a State

    Nebraska Becomes a State
    This is the day that the US decided to add in the US to the rest of the country.
  • Treaty of Fort Laramie

    Treaty of Fort Laramie
    This made some of the land that is in South Dakota belong to the Indian tribes.
  • Treaty between Lakota and US

    Treaty between Lakota and US
    This treaty was actually made with several different tribes, not just the Lakota. The Lakota was the main area of the tribes, though.