Donation Land Claim

From PortlandWiki
Revision as of 19:29, 26 June 2013 by Kotra (Talk | contribs) (editorializing)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

The Donation Land Claim Act was legislation that encouraged pioneers to settle in the Oregon Territory in the Pacific Northwest by providing them with "free" (read: stolen from Indians) tracts of land. The original act ran from 1850 to 1855.

See Also