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
||Oklahoma Territory's First Land Run.
||Iowa, Sac, Fox, Pottawatomie, and Shawnee Lands, opened by land run.
||Cheyenne and Arapaho land opened by land run.
||Cherokee Outlet opened by land run.
||Kickapoo lands opened by land run.
||Wichita-Caddo and Comanche, Kiowa and Apache lands, opened by a "land lottery"
||Big Pasture lands opened by bids.