Iowa And The Centennial, The State Address

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byHon. C. C. Nourse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876. Excerpt: ... others, purchasers from some of the half-breeds, against the known and unknown owners of shares in the "half-breed tract." Service was made by publication. Commissioners were appointed by the court,. who divided the tract into 101 shares, of which. forty-one were assigned to the New York Company. The title under this decree of partition, after years of litigation, was finally established and quieted. In the meantime the question involved between the squatters and other claimants entered very largely into the politics of the country and the State; and political fortunes depended on the grave complications growing out of the settlement of the half-breed tract. These complieations developed a great deal of bad blood, but little of which flowed through the veins of the descendants of the Sac and Fox Indians. One of the first settlers writes that "in the fall of 1836, when the question of a separate Territorial organization for Iowa was agitated, a public meeting was held on the claim of John Gaines, six miles west of Keokuk; that it was seriously thought by many who attended the meeting that the half-breed tract could not be included in any other organization, and that they contemplated starting out' on their own hook,' and forming an independent government; but that after several gentlemen present had successively mounted the head of a whisky barrel, and exhausted their eloquence, they became convinced that the reservation was still within the jurisdiction of, and that they owed allegiance to, the Government of the United States." As a representative of the two races of men that at this time occupied Iowa, we notice one whose life was an episode in the history of each. Antoine Le Claire was born at St. Josephs, Michigan, in 1797. His father was French, his m...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876. Excerpt: ... others, purchasers from some of the half-breeds, against the known and unknown owners of shares in the "half-breed tract." Ser...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217230776

ISBN - 13:9780217230773

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