Little House on the PrairieBook - 1981
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Happy birthday to beloved American author Laura Ingalls Wilder, best known for her semi-autobiographical Little House series. Little House Series in Order 1. Little House in the Big Woods 2. Little House on the Prairie 3. Farmer Boy 4. On the Banks of Plum Creek 5. By the Shores of Silver Lake 6. The Long Winter 7. Little Town on the Prairie 8. These Happy Golden Years 9. The First Four… (more)
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The Ingalls family moved from the Big Woods of Wisconsin to Kansas in 1868 (stopping for a while in Rothville, Missouri), and lived there between 1869 and 1870. Baby Carrie was born there in August, and a few weeks after her birth, they were forced to leave the territory (however, in the novel, Carrie is present during the move to Kansas). The Ingalls family moved back to Wisconsin where they lived the next four years. In 1874 they started for Walnut Grove, Minnesota, stopping for a while in Lake City, Minnesota.
Although Wilder states that Charles Ingalls had been told that the Kansas territory would soon be up for settlement, their homestead was on the Osage Indian reservation and Charles' information was incorrect. The Ingalls family had no legal right to occupy their homestead, and once informed of their error, left the territory despite the fact that they had only just begun farming it. Several of their neighbors stayed and fought the decision.