Fifth Annual Report of the Board of Indian Commissioners
Excerpt from Fifth Annual Report of the Board of Indian Commissioners: To the President of the United States; 1873Early in the year the deplorable events of the Modoc rebellion produced serious apprehensions in the public mind in regard to the designs of other Indian tribes in Oregon, and a distrust of the peace policy, which were not shared by those conversant with the subject. The peaceable conduct of the Indians, and the fact which came to be understood, that the peace policy was in no way responsible for the Modoc war. but, on the contrary, would have prevented it, soon dissipated both the apprehensions and distrust.All the tribes west of the Rocky Mountains remained in a state of uninterrupted peace. In the spring information received at the Indian Department excited grave apprehensions of trouble with the Sioux in Wyoming Territory, and the Utes in Colorado. It was also anticipated that the encroachments of the whites upon the Crow reserve, in Montana, might interrupt the friendly relations existing with that tribe. The chairman of the Board, at the solicitation of the honorable Secretary of the Interior, visited each of these tribes. In the cases of the Utes and the Crows the inciting causes of trouble were removed by the purchase of that part of their respective reservations already encroached upon by the miners, and such additional territory as is likely to be required for many years.The peaceable intent of the Sioux of the Red Cloud and Spotted Tail agencies was confirmed by the visit to them, and the Indians of Red Cloud's bands were induced to remove their agency to a suitable place about eighty miles north of the North Platte River.The chairman was accompanied to the council with the Sioux by Hon. J.A. Campbell, governor of Wyoming, and Messrs. E. C. Kemble and H. E. Alvord, as co-commissioners, and Gen. John E. Smith; and to the Crow agency by Messrs. E. Whittlesey and James Wright, commissioners, Gen. N. B. Sweitzer, and the secretary of the Board.In the report of the Board for 1870, and on other occasions, our opinion has been expressed in opposition to the policy of making treaties with Indian tribes through their chiefs, as with civilized sovereignties; urging, however, at the same time, a strict adherence to existing treaties, and claiming the proper status of the Indians to be that of wards of the Government. The negotiations of the chairman and his colleagues have been conducted upon this principle with the masses of the tribes, as well as the chiefs, and as representatives both of the Government and its wards, whose interests they felt bound to protect. The results are embodied in simple contracts for the retrocession of territory heretofore confirmed to the Indians by the Government.The contracts with the Crows and the Utes, and that with the Sho-shones made the previous summer, are conditional upon the ratification of Congress, and your attention is respectfully solicited to the subject of the legislation required, as one which we deem of much importance to the United States and to the Indians. The proceedings in detail of the several commissions are herewith respectfully submitted.The civilized nations and tribes of the Indian Territory continue to improve. There has been a fair increase in the number of schools and churches. A much larger number of children attend the schools, and reasonable progress has been made in agricultural industry.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comЭта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.