Cherokee Strip

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Cherokee Strip

or Cherokee Outlet
A plot of land in present-day northern Oklahoma. Purchased from the Cherokee Nation by the United States in 1891, it was opened to settlement in 1893.
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One hundred thousand pioneers poured into the vast Cherokee Outlet, which stretched from the main Cherokee country in northeastern Indian Territory to No Man's Land, the present-day Oklahoma Panhandle.
(29) Although the nation attempted to sell the Cherokee Outlet, a separate piece of Cherokee lands that ran the length of Indian Territory and bordered Kansas, to stave off financial ruin, negotiations broke down repeatedly, first among Cherokee officials, then between Cherokee delegates and Congress.
Chief Mayes' testimony had been prompted when word came that Harrison had signed a proclamation forbidding the Cherokees from running cattle in the Cherokee Outlet in direct violation of the Cherokee's trust and treaties:
In the 1870s the Cherokee Nation had sold a large tract of land in the Cherokee Outlet, an area extending west from the northern perimeter of the Cherokee Nation.(8) In 1880 the nation compiled a census for making a per capita distribution of the communal funds received from the sale (Sampson 1972, 125).