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COMMISSIONER OF INDIAN AFFAIRS FROM MARCH, 1853, UNTIL MARCH, 1857;

AND CHAIRMAN OF THE SIOUX COMMISSION OF 1876.

AGREE-

“Is xor THE GOVERNMENT STRONG ENOUGH TO KEEP ITS
MENTS With Us?"-Chief Ouray.

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CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTORY........

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CHAPTER I. THE RECEPTION OF THE EARLY EXPLORERS BY THE NORTH AMERICAN Indians.

-THE CONDUCT OF THE FORMER TOWARD THE LATTER.-GRANTS BY EUROPEAN POWERS TO THEIR SUBJECTS.—THE LANDING OF THE PILGRIMS.THE DESTRUCTION OF THE PEQUODS, ETC...

1-15

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CHAPTER II. THE INTERCOURSE AND DEALINGS of William Penn wiTH THE INDIANS.—The

IMPRESSION MADE UPON THEM.-Penn's DESCRIPTION OF THE INDIANS as HE FOUND THEM.

16-32 CHAPTER III. EVENTS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING AND FOLLOWING THE TREATY OF Paris, IN

1763.-CessionS BY FRANCE AND SPAIN OF THEIR RIGHTS TO TERRITORY EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI.--CONSPIRACY OF Pontiac.—TROOPS RAISED IN PENNSYLVANIA AND VIRGIXIA.-BOUNTY FOR INDIAN SCALPS.- -WHITES OCCUPY THE Ohio VALLEY.-Exter KENTUCKY AND THE Northwest TERRITORY.—RUPTURE BETWEEN Great BRITAIN AND HER COLONIES. — BEGINNING OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, ETC.....

33-51

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CHAPTER IV. EVENTS FOLLOWING THE TREATY OF PEACE.—THE EFFECT UPON THE INDIANS. —

THE FRONTIER POSTS REMAIN IN THE HANDS OF THE BRITISH.-COMPLICATIONS RESULTING THEREFROM.-MILITARY EXPEDITIONS AGAINST THE INDIANS.—INTERVIEW AT NIAGARA BETWEEN UNITED STATES COMMISSIONERS AND DEPUTATIONS FROM THE INDIAN NATIONS, ETC.............. 52-72

CHAPTER V. St. Clair's DEFEAT COMMUNICATED TO CONGRESS.—ANOTHER CAMPAIGN PRO

JECTED.—Gex. WAYNE ASSIGNED TO COMMAND IT.—THE INDIANS DEFEATED. -TREATY OF GREENVILLE.—A BOUNDARY OR DIVISION LINE ADOPTED.— MORE TERRITORY DEMANDED FROM THE INDIANS.--SUBSEQCENT TREATIES AND THEIR EFFECT. ---RUPTURE BETWEEN Tecumseh and Ger. Harrison.-BATTLE OF TIPPECANOE.—TecruseH JOINS THE BRITISH, AND IS KILLED AT TAE BATTLE OF THE THAMES, ETC........

... 73–91

CHAPTER VI.
EARLY TREATIES with the CHEROKEES, CHOCTAWS, CHICKASAWS, AND CREEKS.-

MESSAGE OF PRESIDENT MONROE, AND VIEWS OF John C. Calhoux, SECRE-
TARY OF WAR, RECOMMENDING THE REMOVAL OF THE INDIAN NATIONS RE-
SIDING EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE WEST SIDE — Views of
JAMES BARBOUR, SECRETARY OF WAR, ON THE SAME SUBJECT.--MESSAGE OF
PRESIDENT JACKSOX RECOMMENDING THIS REMOVAL.-Act of Congress PRO-
VIDING FOR THE SAME PASSED MAY 28, 1830..........

92-110

CHAPTER VII.
DEDICATION OF THE COUNTRY WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FOR A PERMANENT

HOME FOR THE INDIANS RESIDING EAST of it.-GUARANTEES THAT THIS

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NEW HOME SHOULD NEVER BE

EMBRACED WITHIN THE LIMITS OF ANY OR

GANIZED

THAT

STATE OR TERRITORY.—THE TRIBES EMIGRATED.--THEIR LOST MONEY.”—THE ANNEXATION OF TEXAS AND OTHER ACQUISITIONS.—The EFFECT UPON THE INDIANS.-DEMANDS THAT THE COUNTRY SHOULD BE OPENED TO THE SETTLEMENT OF THE WHITE PEOPLE. -ORGANIZATION OF THE TERRITORY OF KANSAS.-ITS EFFECT ON THE EMIGRATED TRIBES-TREATIES OF 1854.- INTRUSION OF THE WHITES.-MILITARY OFFICERS AT FORT LEAVESWORTH SYMPATHIZE WITH THE SQUATTERS.”—THE RESERVATIONS OF THE Cherokees, CHICKASAWS, CHOCTAWS, ETC..........

.......111-133

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CHAPTER VIII.
THE REMOVAL OF INDIAN TRIBES. -THE STORY OF ONE REMOVAL SUBSTANTIALLY

THE STORY OF ALL.—THE REMOVAL OF THE SANTEE SIOUX AND WINNEBAGO
INDIANS.—THE DESTRUCTION OF THE BUFFALO AND SMALL GAME.- ITS EFFECT
ON THE INDIANS OF THE PLAINS........

..134-150

CHAPTER IX.
THE INDIANS ON THE PACIFIC SLOPE, Texas, New Mexico, AND THE TERRITORY

EMBRACED IN U'tan, NEVADA, IDAHO, MONTANA, WYOMING, COLORADO, Ari-
ZONA, AND PART OF DAKOTA.-The IncursioNS OF WHITES PREVIOUS TO ANY
ARRANGEMENT WITH THE INDIANS.—COMPLICATIONS, WARS, AND TREATIES.-
DESTRUCTION OF LIEUTENANT GrattaN'S COMMAND.—HARNEY'S CAMPAIGN.-
OPERATIONS OF LIEUTENANT DUxx AND MAJOR DOWLING.-BLACK KETTLE'S
visit to DENVER.-Chington's ATTACK Ox uis VILLAGE.- DESTRUCTION
of Colonel FETTERMAN'S COMMAND,-CAMPAIGN OF GENERAL HANCOCK.-
BURNING OF THE CHEYENNE VILLAGE, ETC.......

....151-172 CHAPTER X. MILITARY OPERATIONS AGAINST THE INDIANS IN NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA IN

1862, 1863, 1864, and 1869.—DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO EXTERMINATE THEM.MASSACRE OF APACHES in 1871 at Camp GRANT, ETC...................175-193

CHAPTER XI. A BOARD OF Peace CommissIONERS CREATED BY CONGRESS.—TREATIES MADE

WITH THE K10wa, ComanchE, CHEYENNE, AND ARAPAHOE, Sioux, AND OTHER INDIAXS.-FIVE HUNDRED TIIOUS AND DOLLARS APPROPRIATED TO CARRY THEIR PROVISIONS INTO EFFECT.-Tuis DUTY CONFIDED TO GENERAL SHERMAN.-TRANSFER OF GENERAL SHERIDAN TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE Missouri.-HE CONDEMNS WHAT THE PEACE COMMISSION HAD DONE.

-Holds THAT THE INDIANS SHOULD HAVE BEEN PUNISHED.-GenerAL SHERMAN COINCIDES IN THIS OPINION.--ACTION OF THE COMMISSION AT Chicago.CAMPAIGN AGAINST "THE HOSTILE INDIANS SOUTH OF THE ARKANSAS,''

.194-216

ETC

CHAPTER XII. GENERAL SHERIDAN'S OPERATIONS. ---MOVEMENTS OF GENERAL CUSTER.-His

SURPRISE AND DESTRUCTION OF BLACK KETTLE'S VILLAGE, CALLED BY THE MILITARY "THE BATTLE OF THE WASuita.”—HIS RETURN TO GEXERAI. SHERIDAN'S HEADQUARTERS AT CAMP SUPPLY.-- INCIDENTS AND EVENTS OF THE MARCH OF THE COMMAND, FROM THENCE, VIA THE BATTLE-GROUND, to Fort COBB .....

.217–242

CHAPTER XIII. CORRESPONDENCE AND OFFICIAL REPORTS of Gen. SHERIDAN AND Gex. HAZEN,

TOUCHING THE STATUS OF THE CHEYENNES AND ARAPAHOES.-AN EXAMINATION OF THE CONTENTS OF THESE.—THE OPERATIONS OF Gex. HARNEY AND Gex. Hazen, ACTING AS INDIAN AGENTS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF Gen. SHERMAN..

.243-271

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CHAPTER XIV. MILITARY OPERATIONS IN MONTANA IN 1869 and 1870.—THE DESTRUCTION op

THE PIEGAN INDIAN CAMP BY Col. Baker.— MILITARY CORRESPONDENCE AND REPORTS TOUCHING THE CAMPAIGX........

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