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Indian country

noun
1.
(especially during the U.S. westward migration) any region where one was likely to encounter Indians, especially hostile Indians.
Origin of Indian country
1690-1700
1690-1700, Americanism
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  • Oklahoma lay within the Indian country in which no lands were available for grants between 1850 and 1871.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • This number has been increased by fresh arrivals from the Indian country, since 1850.

    The Exiles of Florida Joshua R. Giddings
  • The railway surveys reached nearly every corner of the Indian country.

    The Last American Frontier Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson
  • As late as October, 1853, there had been almost no whites in the Indian country.

    The Last American Frontier Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson
  • You suppressed it, because it exposed those whose acts were losing the Indian country.

  • Southern Mexico is Indian country; there are large regions, where the mestizos, not the indians, are the exception.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr

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