Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1863

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Seite 83 - SIR : I have the honor to transmit herewith for your information a copy of a dispatch (No.
Seite 348 - that the Stockbridge tribe of Indians, and each and every one of them, shall be deemed to be and are hereby declared to be, citizens of the United States to all intents and purposes, and shall be entitled to all the rights, privileges, and immunities of such citizens, and shall in all respects be subject to the laws of the United States.
Seite 102 - an act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers...
Seite 91 - There is in this treaty of 1859 one extraordinary provision: " In order to render unnecessary any further treaty engagements or arrangements with the United States, it is hereby agreed and stipulated that the President, with the assent of Congress, shall have full power to modify or change any of the provisions of former treaties with the Winnebagoes, in such manner and to whatever extent he may judge to be necessary and expedient for their welfare and best interest.
Seite 257 - SIR : In compliance with the regulations of the Indian department, I have the honor to present the following as my first annual report relative to the affairs of this agency.
Seite 341 - Snake river fifteen miles below the mouth of the Powder river ; thence to the Salmon river above the crossing ; thence by the spurs of the Bitter Root mountains to the place of beginning.
Seite 103 - July 3, 1862, they are to be located upon individual tracts, 160 acres to each head of a family and 80 acres to each of the others. Twenty thousand acres are then to be set apart and put under the control of trustees, a majority of whom are Ottawas, for the purpose of founding and sustaining a school of high grade. The remainder of their lands are then to be sold to actual settlers. Their annuities are also to be commuted and paid them in five years, when they are all to become citizens. They cannot...
Seite 141 - ... and possibly as high as ten thousand. On this point, however, you are doubtless better prepared to judge than myself. I only wish to urge upon you the necessity of prompt measures of relief. Very respectfully, your most obedient servant, D. HUNTER, Major General.
Seite 9 - Instead of being treated as independent nations they should be regarded as wards of the government, entitled to its fostering care and protection. Suitable districts of country should be assigned to them for their homes, and the government should supply them, through its own agents, with such articles as they use, until they can be instructed to earn their subsistence by their labor.
Seite 129 - Numbers of families had become separated during the fight with the rebels, of whom many were captured and taken back, and in consequence of which the wildest confusion prevailed, but the main body succeeded in keeping together, and made good their escape. The weather was intensely cold, and with a bitter northwest wind in their faces, and over the' snow-covered roads, they travelled all night and the next day, without halting to rest.

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