Indian Removal Expansion

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The removal act period was essentially over during 1850, but the expansion continued to the American settlement. The Indian Territory was no longer a place where Native Americans could be isolated and left to their own tools. In the decades introducing the Civil War, the holdings of the relocated Indians were further shorten as the states of Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma were carved out of the lands that had been permanently set aside for American Indian use and occupancy.

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