Indian Tribes of California: Hearings on H.R. 8036 and H.R. 9497
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Side 3 - And finally, the sacredness of this obligation shall never be lost sight of by the said government when providing for the removal...
Side 3 - That no purchase, grant, lease, or other conveyance of lands, or of any title or claim thereto, from any Indian nation or tribe of Indians, shall be of any validity in law or equity, unless the same be made by treaty or convention entered into pursuant to the constitution.
Side 59 - It is to be presumed that in this matter the United States would be governed by such considerations of justice as would control a Christian people in their treatment of an ignorant and dependent race.
Side 4 - Indians residing on such reservation, as the case may be, at a special election authorized and called by the Secretary of the Interior under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe.
Side 6 - Also instructing our Senators and requesting our Representatives in Congress to use their best endeavors to induce the Federal Government to remove the Indians of this State beyond its jurisdiction.
Side 4 - The Indians being the prior occupants, possess the right of the soil. It cannot be taken from them unless by their free consent, or by the right of conquest in case of a just war. To dispossess them on any other principle, would be a gross violation of the fundamental laws of nature, and of that distributive justice which is the glory of a nation.
Side 7 - Resolved, That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives requested, to introduce and vote for a bill to repeal an Act entitled ' an Act respecting fugitives from justice and persons escaping from the service of their masters...
Side 53 - The emigration began, and every part of the State was overrun, as it were, in a day. All, or nearly so, of the fertile valleys were seized; the mountain gulches and ravines were filled with miners ; and without the slightest recognition of the Indians...
Side 25 - Official letters, papers, documents, and public records, or certified copies thereof, may be used in evidence, and the departments of the Government shall give...
Side 25 - If any claim or claims be submitted to said courts, they shall settle the equitable rights therein, notwithstanding lapse of time or statutes of limitation or the fact that the said claim or claims have not been presented to any other tribunal, including the commission created by the Act of March 3, 1851...