Indian Territory


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Indian Territory

A region and former territory of the south-central United States, mainly in present-day Oklahoma. It was set aside by the government as a homeland for forcibly displaced Native Americans in 1834. The western section was opened to general settlement in 1889 and became part of the Oklahoma Territory in 1890. The two territories were merged in 1907 to form the state of Oklahoma.

Indian Territory

n
(Historical Terms) the territory established in the early 19th century in present-day Oklahoma, where Indians were forced to settle by the US government. The last remnant was integrated into the new state of Oklahoma in 1907

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a former territory of the U.S.: now in E Oklahoma. ab. 31,000 sq. mi. (80,000 sq. km).

Indian Territory

Roughly the Eastern half of what is now the state of Oklahoma. In 1907, Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were combined to form the state of Oklahoma. Indian Territory was mainly occupied by the five Civilized Tribes, comprised of the Cherokee Nation, the Chickasaw Nation, the Choctaw Nation, the Creek Nation, and the Seminole Nation.
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The Indians, in the Indian Territory, owned a large number of slaves during the days of slavery.
Pocock V., the last of the line, was blown up in a pump-house by a bomb during a petty revolt of the miners in the Indian Territory. This occurred in 2073 A.D.
"I heard while I was over in Missouri, yesterday," he ventured, "of a one-room house down in the Indian Territory. The fellow who built it's give up and gone back East.
Early in the war the Confederates controlled Indian Territory, obliging Union factions to take refuge in Kansas.
This is in part a cowboy opus, in part a historical drama that describes Indian Territory (later Oklahoma) not long before its admission to the Union.
Summary: Karimganj (Assam) [India], Aug 25 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead a man when a group suspected cattle smugglers were trying to cut the fence and enter Indian territory along the international border with Bangladesh in Assam's Karimganj district in the wee hour of Saturday.
On Monday, the BSF shot Allah Rakha when he mistakenly crossed into the Indian territory through the Charwah sector of the Sialkot Working Boundary here.
Jessarwala-Daska based Shakir alias Ilyas was arrested by Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) for illegally entering Indian territory in 2003 (sixteen years ago).
According to broadcasts by Indian TV channels, Gulshan Bibi was shot at and injured by Indian Border Security (BSF) on Wednesday when she mistakenly crossed over the zigzagged Working Boundary near Shakargarh-Narowal sector and entered the Indian territory.
According to Punjab Rangers, 75-year-old Sain Khan had mistakenly entered Indian territory on June 22.
IANS New Delhi An incident of a Chinese road construction party entering Indian territory and Beijing's statement on not recognising Arunachal Pradesh was raised in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
IN AN incident that could raise temperature along the Line of Actual Control ( LAC), Chinese troops detained five Indians well inside the Indian territory in Chumar area of Ladakh.