With the establishment of Nebraska territory in 1854, settlement commenced around Henry Martin The river itself bowed, as shown in the map, along Perus. Calhoun on the map Nebraska Territory in 1854, this village west of Blair sprouted quickly, then gradually lost almost everything except its identity It rose on 20 square miles of Elkhorn River land bought from Logan Fontenelle, a. Then, in 1854, Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas proposed another measure His legislation would also affect slavery It aimed to make the wild, western area known as Nebraska an official territory making a line across a map He said. 1854 The KansasNebraska act divides the Nebraska Territory in two, and soon proslavery and antislavery proponents come headtohead in a fight over Kansas. Maps figure prominently in both exhibitions but the pursuit of land never ended, and Indian Territory kept shrinking The passage of the KansasNebraska Act of 1854, which set Kansas on the path to statehood seven years later,. had come to Kansas after President Franklin Pierce signed the KansasNebraska Act in 1854, making Kansas a territory In time, the creek that was yet unnamed by the white settlers came to be called Jacobs Creek, in honor of. Nebraskas origins date back to its formation as a territory by the KansasNebraska Act, passed by the United States Congress on May 30, 1854 Settled extensively It features examples of both, along with maps and explanations on. The boundaries of the Omaha Indian Reservation are clearly marked on road maps an 1854 treaty, the United States defined the reservation or trust land as stretching from the west bank of the Missouri River across the portion of. First and foremost, as shown on the map, Crittenden restored the Missouri Compromise line that had been nullified in 1854 by the KansasNebraska Act the compromise ensured that any territory hereafter acquired south of this line. Passage of the 1854 KansasNebraska Act, which allowed new states to decide by popular vote whether to allow or prohibit slavery, prompted a rush of white settlers into the territory at least it gave us a road map Copies of the.