Neither States Nor Settlers Wanted Ownership of Much of the Land Out West

1/7/2016 - Professor of History Louis Warren in The New York Times.

An armed group of Westerners have staged a standoff in Oregon, demanding the government surrender Western lands, but paradoxically, for most of American history, Congress tried to give much of that land away. Taking on ownership now would only cost the Western states.

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