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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1542.AM:  Bellevue Land Claim Association (Bellevue, Nebraska)



Minute book and deed:  1856-1861

Bellevue, Sarpy County, Nebraska:  Land Claim Association

Size:  Two items



HISTORICAL NOTE



Two events in 1854 prepared the way for settlement in Bellevue. In March the Omaha, Otoe, and Missouri tribes signed treaties relinquishing their claim upon land in most of eastern Nebraska. In May the Kansas-Nebraska Act was signed opening Nebraska Territory to white settlement.



New settlers poured into Bellevue to claim land. As a form of protection against claim disputes, claim clubs were organized to protect their members. The Bellevue Land Claim Association was one such organization.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of two items: a minute/account book of the Association dating from 1856-1861, and a land deed documenting a land transaction involving the Association dating from 1858.



Accession Number:  1992.047; 2006.0244



INVENTORY



Item




  1. Bellevue Land Claim Association minute/account book, 1856-1861

  2. Land deed, 1858



 



Subject headings:



Bellevue Land Claim Association (Bellevue, Nebraska)

Bellevue (Nebraska) — History

Land settlement

Sarpy County (Nebraska) — History



 



AIP/ksa                    02-1992

Revised TMM         03-23-2007