Nebraska Territory

  • Preemption Act of 1841

    The Preemption Act of 1841 permitted "squatters" who were living on federal government owned land to purchase up to 160 acres (65 ha) at a very low price (not less than $1.25 per acre, or $3.09 per hectare) before the land was to be offered for sale to the general public
  • The first treaty between the Oto Tribe and the US government

    Cession of land to the United States. Reserve for the Indians. See treaty of Dec.9, 1854, post, p. 660. The confederate tribes of Otto and Missouri. Of agreements and convention, made at the Otoe Village on the River Platte, between Henry L. Ellsworth, Commissioner, in behalf of the United States
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    it repealed the Missouri Compromise, created two new territories, and allowed for popular sovereignty also it produced a violent.
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    Civil War

    The American Civil War was a civil war in the United States. It was fought between the Union and the Confederacy, the latter formed by states that had seceded.
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    The Homestead Act was one way settlers acquired land in Kansas and other parts of the west. It was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on May 20, 1862. Under the provisions of the Homestead Act, settlers could claim 160 acres of public land.
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    Construction of the transcontinental railroad

    By connecting the existing eastern U.S. rail networks to the west coast, the Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the "Pacific Railroad") became the first continuous railroad line across the United States. It was constructed between 1863 and 1869.
  • Sand Creek Massacre

    The Sand Creek massacre was a massacre of Cheyenne and Arapaho people by the U.S. Army in the American Indian Wars that occurred on November 29, 1864, when a 675-man force of the Third Colorado Cavalry
  • Plum Creek Massacre

    On the morning of August 8, 1864, a war party of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians attacked a Denver-bound freight wagon train killing thirteen men
  • Nebraska becomes a State

    It was when it was announced when it was a state.
  • The first Treaty of Fort Laramie

    In this treaty, signed on April 29, 1868, between the U.S. Government and the Sioux Nation, the United States recognized the Black Hills as part of the Great Sioux Reservation, set aside for exclusive use by the Sioux people.
  • The Charter for the Transcontinental Railroad

    The Pacific Railway Act was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on July 1, 1862. This act provided Federal government support for the building of the first transcontinental railroad, which was completed on May 10, 1869.
  • Morrill Act

    The Morrill Land-Grant Acts are United States statutes that allowed for the creation of land-grant colleges in U.S. states using the proceeds from sales of federally-owned land, often obtained from indigenous tribes through treaty, cession, or seizure.
  • The treaty in 1892 between the US government and the Lakota Tribe

    Between 1825 and 1892 in Nebraska, there were a series of 18 different treaties between Native American tribes and the U.S. government