Skip Redundent Navigation
Territorial Kansas Online 1854-1861 Explore Topics Territorial A-Z Map Lesson Plans  

Immigration and Early Settlement

      Many of the people who settled in Kansas Territory came for land and business opportunities. These settlers were not involved in the debate about whether or not Kansas should enter the Union as a free or slave state. All settlers in Kansas Territory endured the hardships found on any frontier. They raised crops to feed themselves and their livestock. They built houses and stores and established schools and churches. The weather was often a factor, and a large number of settlers left the territory after the bitter winter of 1856.       [More]


       Emigrant Aid Organizations
              Free State
                     New England Emigrant Aid Company
                     Connecticut Kansas Colony
                     National Kansas Committee
                     New York State Kansas Committee
                     Massachusetts State Kansas Committee
                     Other organizations
              Pro-slavery
                     Buford expedition
                     Clayton expedition

       The Economy
              Agriculture
              Banking
              Communications
                     Newspapers
                     Pony Express
                     Telegraph
              Drought
              Land
                     Speculation
                     Land acquisition
                     Surveying
              Law
              Medicine
              Milling
              Pike's Peak Gold Rush
              Relief
              Retail businesses (stores)
              Transportation
                     Freighting
                     Railroads
                     Stage coaching
                     Trails and roads
                     Water transportation

       Community Life
              Education/Schools
              Entertainment
              Ethnic groups
              Organizations and clubs
              Religion
              Town development

       Daily Life

       African-Americans
              Underground Railroad
              Slaves in Kansas Territory

       American Indians

       Specific Settlements
              Atchison
              Connecticut Kansas Colony
              Emporia
              Eudora
              Fort Scott
              Lawrence
              Leavenworth
              Lecompton
              Lyon Creek Settlement (German)
              Manhattan
              Osawatomie
              Ottawa
              Pawnee
              Quindaro
              Tecumseh
              Topeka
              Utopian Communities
              Wyandotte
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The current URL is http://www.territorialkansasonline.org/~imlskto/cgi-bin/index.php?SCREEN=immigration.
This file was last modified September 12 2013 04:09:26 PM.