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37th Congress, 2d Session

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This Act, dated May 20, 1862 also known as United States (US) Public Law 37-64 and popularly known as the Homestead Act, the Homestead Act of 1862, and the Homestead Act of May 20, 1862, provides for adults who fulfill certain requirements to acquire title of up to a quarter section (160 acres) land from the public domain by registering and making certain "improvements" to the land.

Publication Date

5-20-1862

Keywords

homestead, Homestead Act, settlers, settlement, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish

Organizations Referenced

United States Congress, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish

Publisher

Government Printing Office

Disciplines

American Politics | Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law | Indigenous Studies | Law and Politics | Native American Studies | United States History

An Act to secure Homesteads to actual Settlers on the Public Domain

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