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The Lure of the Land: A Social History of the Public Lands from the Articles of Confederation to the New Deal

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Index
Abel, Edward, of Cherry County, Nebr., 246
Aberdeen, So. Dak., 303
Abilene, Kans., 220, 221, 243
Absentee landlords, 144
Absentee owners, 213
Absentee ownership, 205, 217
Absentee speculator, 213
Act for the Armed Occupation and Settlement of East Florida, 128
Adams County, Wash., 167
Agents. sent from General Land Office, 47; immigration, 158; of railroads sent to Europe, 175; to preserve forest resources, 193-194; of General Land Office, 193; trap set for, 197; sent by government to Sand Hills, 253
Akin, C. C., tarred and feathered, 148
Alabama, 11, 123, 162, 180, 192, 193, 195, 199, 208; worst hit by installment buying, 11; land relinquished, 12
Alameda County, Calif., 76
Alaska, 364
Alcalde, 83, 95
Aliens, required to begin naturalization process before registering for land, 295
Allard, Mont., 222
Allegheny River, 182
Alternate sections, 161-162, 175
Alva, Okla., 294
Alvarado, Juan B., 74
American Sheep Breeder, 344, 345
Anadarko, Okla., 294
Anderson, Ranger, of Kooskia, Ida., 335
Anderson, Mary, 43
Anglo-American Cattle Company, 250
Anticonservation, 338
Anti-Leaguers, 163, 164
Appalachian Mountains, 2, 5, 50
Appropriation: doctrine of, 310, 311; right of, 311
Arapahoe County Claim Club, 111
Arbor Day, 224
Ard, Newt, 163
Arizona, 30, 70, 80, 83, 84, 223, 257, 308, 313, 342
Arkansas, 121, 126, 181, 184; fraudulent claims sold in, 1`7; donation bill, 126- 127
Arkansas City, Kans., 271, 284
Arkansas River, 231, 243, 244, 246, 316
Arkansas Valley Land Company, 246
Armijo, Manuel, 81
Armstrong, Ensign John, 50
Arnold, Ben, 224
Articles of Confederation, 19, 356
Ashland, Wisc., 197
Assignment of claims, 229, 230
Atchison, Kans., 111
Attorney, contesting, 148. See also Lawyers Attorney General, 82, 119, 181, 205, 331, 343
Auction: public, 6, 12, 36; law provided for, 6, 7; feature of Harrison Land Law, 9; of relinquished lands, 12, 13; free, 13, 57; description of, 37-38, 64, 65; practices, 38; private, 39, 200; a sham, 47; fraud, 57, 200; law to assure fair dealing, 58; speculators bid against squatters, 59; land covered by, 64, at Dubuque, Ia., 64; mock, 65; of mineral lands, 86, 91, 357; ordered held at Kaskaskia, Ill., 86; at Mineral Point, 92; difficult to hold land after, 108; culled land, 123; at Osage, Ia., 132; of logs rigged, 184; collusion at, 186, 200; held only in special cases, 189; of state school lands, 190; collusion at private ones, 190; competition eliminated at, 190; not fair, 199; at Chocchuma, Miss., 200; government, 200; price sometimes above minimum, 212; of town lots, 266; largely a farce, 356-357
Auctioneer, 37, 64, 200, 201
Aughey, Samuel, 300
Austin, Moses, 17, 205
Australia, 213
Axmen, 23

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