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(American Indians) Four (4) Senate publications regarding the Committee on Indian Affairs, ranging in date from 1847 to 1878, from the 30th, 32nd, 43rd and 45th Congresses.

In the Senate of the United States. December 30, 1847. Submitted, and ordered to be printed. Mr. Atchison made the following report: [To accompany bill S. No. 45.], 3 pages, 226 x 142 mm. (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.), string-bound, in part: "In the Senate of the United States—January 18, 1847. Mr. Atchison made the following report: The Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom was referred the petition of Thomas Talbot and others, find, from the petition and other papers presented, the following facts clearly made out: The petitioners, and other traders, left Fort Osage, in the State of Missouri, in August, 1826, with merchandise for the northern provinces of Mexico, where they remained prosecuting their trade until the month of September, 1827; having converted their merchandise into specie, horses, mules, and asses, they started on their way to the United States, from Missouri to Santa Fe, in New Mexico; having prosecuting their journey to a point about twenty five miles west of the Pawnee fork of the Arkansas river, they encamped; and, having placed out their sentinels, and using all prudent and usual precautions to secure their stock, about midnight they were aroused by an attack upon the camp: guns were fired, the war-hoop raised, and a band of thirty Indians rushed in among, scattered, and drove off about one hundred head of horses, mules and asses. The next morning it was discovered that the attack had been made by a band of Pawnee Indians, and every exertion was made to recover the horses, mules and asses, but without success. In 1828, application for relief was made by the petitioners to Congress, and repeated in 1832 and 1833, but without success. In the year 1835, Thomas Talbot, one of the petitioners, addressed a letter to General Cass, then Secretary of War, inquiring of him if it would be inconsistent with existing relations between the United States and the Pawnee Indians for the company to make reprisals; to which letter the Secretary replied, in substance, that the proper remedy of the petitioners was under the intercourse law of 1802; that the claim should be presented to the offending Indians by their agent; that if they admitted the justice of the claim, it should be paid out of their annuities..." Light toning, edge wear, small tear to right margin not affecting content, light soiling, overall fine condition.

In the Senate of the United States. February 14, 1853.— Ordered to be printed. Mr. Walker made the following report.,9 pages, 229 x 145 mm. (9 x 5 3/4 in.), glue-bound, in part: "The Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom it was referred to inquire into and report to the Senate, 'what sum, if any, is equitably and justly due from the United States to the Menomonee tribe of Indians; and on what terms and conditions, and in what manner, such sum should be paid to said Indians,' have had the inquiry under consideration, and now ask leave to report: That, by the terms of the Treaty of 18th October, 1848, the Menomonees cede all their lands in the State of Wisconsin, for the sum of $350,000, in addition to the country set apart for them west of the Mississippi. Now, if the quantity of land owned by these Indians was not materially under-estimated by the government, and if they were paid without unreasonable deduction, at the rate and to the amount to which they were reasonably entitled for what they did cede, then it is clear that they have no cause of complaint or of claim. To hold the contrary would be to subject the government to the inconvenience of readjusting its treaty arrangements and accounts with most if not all the Indian tribes with which it has ever made treaties of cession and acquisition..." Light toning and creasing, edge wear, light soiling, overall fine condition.

Memorial of P.P. Pitchlynn, Delegate of Choctaw Nation of Indians, upon the right of that nation to be paid the money awarded to it by the United States Senate on the 9th day of March, A.D. 1859., 78 pages, 229 x 145 mm. (9 x 5 3/4 in.), string-bound, in part: "The undersigned, for more than twenty years past a delegate of the Choctaw Nation, commissioned and authorized by the acts of the legislative council of that nation to represent its interests and prosecute to final settlement its just claims against the United States, begs leave to again invite the attention of Congress to the unsettled claims and demands of the Choctaw Nation against the Government of the United States. The subject of these claims is not a new one to the Congress of the United States, and their legality and justice have never been called in question, or denied, by any officer of the United States, of by any committee of Congress, who has examined them with any degree of fidelity or with the least desire to do justice to the nation whose interests I have the honor to represent. The claim which my nation has for so many years, and so often, pressed upon the attention of Congress, has its foundation in the the treaty between the United States and the Choctaw Nation, concluded September 27, 1830... It is clear that this award gave the Choctaw nation the net proceeds, of the sales of their lands ceded in 1830, so far as sold up to January 1, 1859, deducting cost of survey and sale, and all just and proper expenditures and payments under the treaty, excluding reservations allowed and secured, and estimating all scrip received by them at $1.25 per acre; and it allowed them twelve and one-half cents per acre for the residue of the lands..." Remnants of spine attached, very slight toning, minor wear and very light soiling, overall fine condition.

ELECTION OF A DELEGATE FROM THE INDIAN TERRITORY. May 18, 1878.— Recommitted to the Committee on Indian Affairs and ordered to be printed. Mr. Throckmorton from the Committee of Indian Affairs, submitted the following report: [To accompany bill H.R. 4868.], 5 pages, 229 x 146 mm. ( 9 x 5 1/2 in.), in part: "The Committee on Indian Affairs, to whom the foregoing report and substitute for the original bill were, by order of the House, recommitted, were, after such recommitment, attended by the agents of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Seminole, and Cherokee Nations, who all concurred in the expression of a wish that if a Delegate should be granted to the Indian Territory, such Delegate should be appointed by the Indian Council of the Territory, and claimed that they had such right under the Chcotaw and Chicasaw treaty of April 28, 1866. The eighth article of that treaty provided for the establishment of a great territorial council for the Territory, to consist of delegates from all the tribes inhabiting said Territory..." First page almost detached, edge wear, light toning and soiling, overall very good condition.

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