Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs

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Страница 7 - An act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands and to grant pre-emption rights...
Страница 7 - ... of the provisions of this act. And so much of the proviso of the act of twenty-second of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, or any order of the president of the United States, as directs certain reservations to be made in favor of certain claims under the treaty of...
Страница 22 - Your great father, the President of the United States, has sent me, together with the two gentlemen who sit with me, to meet you here upon business highly important to you, and we request that you would open your ears and listen attentively to what we have to say to you. When the Great Spirit first placed you upon this island, he gave you plenty of game for food and...
Страница 7 - And so much of the proviso of the act of twenty-second of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight or any order of the President of the United States, as directs certain reservations to be made in favor of certain claims under the treaty of Dancing-rabbit creek, be, and the same is hereby, repealed : Provided, That such repeal shall not affect any title to any tract of land secured in virtue of said treaty.
Страница 24 - Because the whites live in comfortable houses, are well fed and comfortably clothed. Your band only fifteen years ago numbered no less than sixteen hundred warriors, and now it numbers but twenty-three hundred persons, including men, women, and children. Another reason why the red man is continually decreasing is, that the evil...
Страница 26 - It is the only good country, and only one suitable for us to live in on this side the Mississippi river; and you must not think hard of us because we do not wish to sell it. We were once a powerful, but now a small nation. When the white people first crossed the big water and landed on this island, they were then small as we now are.
Страница 9 - That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized, under the direction of the President of the United States, to cause to be sold such military sites, belonging to the United States, as may have been found, or become, useless for military purposes.
Страница 7 - Rabbit creek, of one thousand eight hundred and thirty, and also to reserve from sale or entry a sufficient quantity of the lands acquired by said treaty, upon which no such settlement or improvement has been made, as would entitle the settler or improver to a right of pre-emption under this act, to satisfy the...
Страница 4 - When the Indians wish it, the United States will remove them, at their expence, provide them a year's subsistence in the country to which they go...
Страница 7 - ... improver to a right of pre-emption under this act, to satisfy the claims of such Indians as may have been entitled to reservations under the ¡said treaty, and whose lands may have been sold by the United States, on account of any default, neglect, or omission of duty, on the part of any officer of the United States ; such reservation from sale to continue until the claims to reservations under said treaty shall be investigated by the board of commissioners appointed for that purpose, and their...

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