Annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Volume 17, Part 1 (Google eBook)

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Govt. print. off., 1898 - Ethnology
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Page 167 - States, to admit amongst them; and the United States now solemnly agrees that no persons except those herein designated and authorized so to do, and except such officers, agents, and employes of the Government as may be authorized to enter upon Indian reservations in discharge of duties enjoined by law, shall ever be permitted to pass over, settle upon, or reside in the territory described in this article...
Page 167 - And the President shall annually detail an officer of the army to be present and attest the delivery of all the goods herein named to' the Indians, and he shall inspect and report on the quantity and quality of the goods and the manner of their delivery.
Page 247 - ... were supposed to watch their movements, but, much to their astonishment, no one appeared to be in pursuit. The Indians believing, no doubt, that the property of the traders would come into their hands, and having no amateur predilection for taking scalps at the risk of losing their own, appeared willing enough to let the spoliated adventurers depart without further molestation. The destitute...
Page 192 - All the land south of the Arkansas belongs to the Kiowas and Comanches, and I don't want to give away any of it. I love the land and the buffalo and will not part with it.
Page 167 - Indians herein named, and for such other friendly tribes or individual Indians as from time to time they may be willing, with the consent of the United States, to admit amongst them...
Page 246 - ... with the adjacent plains, and appear entirely of a similar formation, indicate that the intermediate earth has been washed away, or removed by some other process of nature all seeming to give plausibility to our theory. It was somewhere in this vicinity that a small party of Americans experienced a terrible calamity in the winter of 1832-3...
Page 424 - Reports | of | Explorations and Surveys, | to | ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad | from the | Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. | Made under the direction of the Secretary of War, in | 1853-6, | according to Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854.
Page 246 - Starvation was not so much to be dreaded ; because, in case of necessity, they could live on the flesh of their slain, animals, some of which lay stretched close around them. After being pent up for thirtysix hours in this horrible hole, during which time they had seldom ventured to raise their heads above the surface without being shot at, they resolved to make a bold sortie in the night, as any death was preferable to the fate which awaited them there.
Page 200 - A more wretched and poverty-stricken community than these people presented after they were placed in the prison camp it would be difficult to imagine.
Page 246 - ... some of which lay stretched close around them. After being pent up for thirtysix hours in this horrible hole, during which time they had seldom ventured to raise their heads above the surface without being shot at, they resolved to make a bold sortie in the night, as any death was preferable to the fate which awaited them there. As there was not an animal left that was at all in...

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