Annual Report of the Department of the Interior, Part 2 (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1867
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Page 233 - An act to regulate trade, and intercourse with the Indian tribes and to preserve peace on the frontiers.
Page 213 - SIR: In compliance with the regulations of the Indian department, I have the honor to submit this my...
Page 160 - Shall he forbid the oaks of the forest to fall before the axe of industry, and rise again, transformed into the habitations of ease and elegance? Shall he doom an immense region of the globe to perpetual desolation, and to hear the howlings of the tiger and the wolf silence forever the voice of human gladness...
Page 160 - Shall the mighty rivers, poured out by the hand of nature, as channels of communication between numerous nations, roll their waters in sullen silence and eternal solitude to the deep ? Have hundreds of commodious harbors, a thousand leagues of coast, and a boundless ocean, been spread in the front of this land, and shall every purpose of utility to which they could apply be prohibited by the tenant of the woods? No, generous philanthropists! Heaven has not been thus inconsistent in the works of its...
Page 219 - Secretary Provincial Board of Health : DEAR SIR, In compliance with the instructions contained in your letter of the 29th ultimo, addressed to me at Orillia, I at once proceeded to North Bay and commenced my tour of inspection. Immediately on my arrival I called upon the Rev. Joseph Bloem, PP, from whom, however, I was unable to elicit any further information than that contained in his letter to yourself. I then...
Page 235 - ... intelligent, honest, and virtuous people. They are Indians only in feature, complexion, and a few of their habits ; in all other respects superior to all but a few of the civilized Indian tribes of the country, and the equal of the most civilized thereof. This description of the pueblo Indians, I think, will be deemed by all who know them as faithful and true in all respects. Such was their character at the time of the acquisition of New Mexico by the United States ; such is their character now.
Page 160 - But what is the right of a huntsman to the forest of a thousand miles, over which he has accidentally ranged in quest of prey...
Page 232 - That all laws now in force regulating trade and intercourse with the Indian Tribes, or such provisions of the same as may be applicable, shall be. and the same are hereby, extended over the Indian Tribes in the Territories of New Mexico and Utah.
Page 160 - There are, indeed, moralists who have questioned the right of the Europeans to intrude upon the possessions of the aboriginals in any case, and under any limitations whatsoever. But have they maturely considered the whole subject ? The Indian right of possession itself stands, with regard to the greatest part of the country, upon a questionable foundation.
Page 160 - ... the liberal bounties of Providence to the race of man be monopolized by one of ten thousand for whom they were created? Shall the exuberant bosom of the common mother, amply adequate to the nourishment of millions, be claimed exclusively by a few hundreds of her offspring? Shall the lordly savage not only disdain the virtues and enjoyments of civilization himself, but shall he control the civilization of a world?

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