In 1865, Cornell acquired 6,716 parcels comprising 977,909 acres.
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Expropriated Indigenous land is the foundation of the land-grant university system. A stunning and thorough accounting by journalists Robert Lee and Tristan Ahtone. "Over the past two years, High Country News has located more than 99% of all Morrill Act acres, identified their original Indigenous inhabitants and caretakers, and researched the principal raised from their sale in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We reconstructed approximately 10.7 million acres taken from nearly 250 tribes, bands and communities through over 160 violence-backed land cessions, a legal term for the giving up of territory."
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