Bellevue Settlers Club (Bellevue, Neb.) [RG0804.AM]


RG0804.AM:  Bellevue Settlers Club (Bellevue, Nebraska)

Club laws:  1854-1855

Bellevue, Sarpy County, Nebraska:  Land claim club

Size:  One item


Two events in 1854 prepared the way for settlement in Bellevue. In March the Omaha, Otoe, and Missouri tribes signed treaties relinquishing their claim upon land in most of eastern Nebraska. In May the Kansas-Nebraska Act was signed, opening Nebraska Territory to white settlement.

New settlers poured into Bellevue to claim land. Such claims were not legal until the land had been surveyed and an official government land office established. As a form of protection, Bellevue settlers formed their own claims club. Within months of its formation in September 1854, virtually all of the land in and around Bellevue had been registered with the Bellevue Settlers Club.


This collection consists of one item, the Club Laws from 1854-1855. The Club Laws were devised by the Bellevue Settlers Club in order to systematize the registration of land claims in the Bellevue area. The laws detail requirements and restrictions set by the club.


Club Laws, 1854-1855


Subject headings:

Bellevue (Nebraska) — History

Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska — Bellevue

Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska — Sarpy County

Land settlement — Nebraska — Sarpy County

Sarpy County (Nebraska) — History


Revised TMM       04-19-2007

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