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  Public Notice, Copy of Instruction for Wyandotte Float
Author: No authors specified.
Date: September 1, 1855

It appeared that Dr. Johnston Lykins, an active Indian agent and land speculator, made this copy in longhand on September 1, 1855, of a notice issued the previous day by the surveyor general for Kansas and Nebraska territories, John Calhoun. These "instructions for Wyandot float" were said to provide protection of "the rights of the Wyandott Indians reserves," described here as "thirty-five in number . . . One Section of 640 acres each, 'out of any of the lands west of the Mississippi river, set apart for Indian use.'" The document provided the details for how this was to work in practice.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: John A. Halderman Collection, #370, Box 1
Item Number: 100271              Number of images: 4
Keywords: American Indians (see also Native Americans); Calhoun, John; Indian floats; Land speculation; Lykins, Johnston; Native Americans; Wyandot Float; Wyandot Indians
 
 

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