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1st Sess acres advance agencies agent agreement agricultural allotments American amount annually annuities appointed appropriations Article authorized bands become Bill Brulé causes ceded cession chiefs citizens civilization Commission Commissioner of Indian condition Cong Congress continued courts dependent direct Docs dollars duties established fact fifty five follows force four given Government held hostile hundred hunting Ibid increased Indian Affairs individual interest Interior Lake land latter less Lewis living located Lower March ment military Mississippi Missouri named necessary officers paid party passed patents peace person possession President protect question receive relations removal Report of Commissioner reservation result river schools Secretary selected sent settle severalty Sioux Statutes at Large taken territory thousand tion trade treaty tribes twenty U. S. Statutes United various whites Yanktons
Side 14 - They occupy a territory to which we assert a title independent of their will, which must take effect in point of possession when their right of possession ceases. Meanwhile they are in a state of pupilage. Their relation to the United States resembles that of a ward to his guardian.
Side 13 - While the different nations of Europe respected the rights of the natives, as occupants, they asserted the ultimate dominion to be in themselves ; and claimed and exercised, as a consequence of this ultimate dominion, a power to grant the soil, while yet in the possession of the natives. These grants have been understood by all, to convey a title to the grantees, subject only to the Indian right of occupancy.
Side 22 - ... without remote aid. It will relieve the whole state of Mississippi, and the western part of Alabama, of Indian occupancy, and enable those states to advance rapidly in population, wealth, and power. It will separate the Indians from immediate contact with settlements of whites; free them from the power of the states; enable them to pursue happiness in their own way, and under their own rude institutions; will retard the progress of decay, which is lessening their numbers; and perhaps cause them...
Side 94 - Indians occupying or interested in the same; and no cession by the tribe shall be understood or construed in such manner as to deprive, without his consent, any individual member of the tribe of his rights to any tract of land selected by him, as provided in Article VI of this treaty.
Side 23 - President solemnly to assure the tribe or nation with which the exchange is made, that the United States will forever secure and guarantee to them, and their heirs or successors, the country so exchanged with them...
Side 12 - But, as they were all in pursuit of nearly the same object, it was necessary, in order to avoid conflicting settlements, and consequent war with each other, to establish a principle, which all should acknowledge as the law by which the right of acquisition, which they all asserted, should be regulated as between themselves. This principle was, that discovery gave title to the government by whose subjects, or by whose authority, it was made, against all other European governments, which title might...
Side 22 - It puts an end to all possible danger of collision between the authorities of the General and State Governments on account of the Indians. It will place a dense and civilized population in large tracts of country now occupied by a few savage hunters.
Side 93 - ... to hunt on any lands north of North Platte, and on the Republican Fork of the Smoky Hill river, so long as the buffalo may range thereon in such numbers as to justify the chase.
Side 42 - To each head of a family, one-quarter of a section; To each single person over eighteen years of age, one-eighth of a section...