Oklahoma Land Run
Land Runs, Lotteries and Auction 1889 -1906
 

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    Land Runs, Lotteries and Auction 1889 -1906

    What is popularly known as the "Land Run", was five land runs, a land lottery and finally a land auction. Prior to each Land Run the US government surveyed and platted 160 acres tracts for the first settler to reach to stake claim.

    Below are the seven events

    APR 22 1889   Oklahoma Territory's First Land Run.
    SEP 22 1891 Iowa, Sac, Fox, Pottawatomie, and Shawnee Lands, opened by land run.
    APR 19 1892 Cheyenne and Arapaho land opened by land run.
    SEP 16 1893 Cherokee Outlet opened by land run.
    MAY   3 1895 Kickapoo lands opened by land run.
    AUG   1 1901 Wichita-Caddo and Comanche, Kiowa and Apache lands, opened by a "land lottery"
    DEC   1906 Big Pasture lands opened by bids.



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