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Buying Land

The first pioneer settlers started to move into present-day Iowa in 1833. But they settled in only a part of Iowa called the Black Hawk Purchase. This section of land was "purchased" from the Sauk and Mesquakie (or Fox) Indians following the Black Hawk War.

Indian Cessions Map


Directions

  • Read the following questions.
  • Write your answers to the questions in your notebook.
  1. Which section of the state was open for pioneer settlement first?
  2. In what part of the state were the next sections open for pioneer settlement?
  3. In what general direction did pioneer settlement move?

Check your answers!

After you check your answers, read about how the land was surveyed.


History Detective Continued...

 

 
   
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