In the 1860’s, Joseph G. McCoy enrolled himself into cattle business. His idea was to ship depot for cattle into the West, so he created a trail in Abilene, Kansas, which led to Indian territory. By the early 70’s, over 600,000 cattle were shipped from Abilene. In the 80‘s, McCoy became an agent to the Cherokee Indians. This led to easier migration of cattle and a way for Indians to make profit.