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Documents relating to the negotiation of the treaty of September 17, 1851, with the Sioux Indians

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Documents relating to the negotiation of the treaty of September 17, 1851, with the Sioux Indians
Washington, D.C.: National Archives, September 17, 1851

1. Instructions to Thomas Fitzpatrick, Aug. 16, 1849. (OIA, LS, vol. 42, p. 294-296)

2. Treaty (four copies).*

3. D. D. Mitchell, Treaty Comr., to Comr. of Indian Affairs, Nov. 11, 1851, reporting the conclusion of the treaty and details of the negotiations.*

4. Mitchell to Comr. of Indian Affairs, Nov. 12, 1851, stating that he has forwarded treaty, report, and map by express.*

5. Comr. of Indian Affairs to Sec. of Interior, reporting conclusion of treaty. (OIA, Rept. Books, vol. 7, p. 58)

6. Sec. of Interior to President, Jan. 21, 1852, reporting conclusion of treaty. (ID, LS, vol. 1, p. 103)

7. President to Sec. of Interior, May 5, 1852, returning the treaty with Senate amendment. (ID, LR, Executive)

8. President to Sec. of Interior, May 29, 1852, concerning the appropriation for carrying out the treaty. (ID, LR, Executive)

9. Comr. of Indian Affairs to Sec. of Interior, May 29, 1852. (OIA, LS, Rept. Books, vol. 7, p. 106-107)

10. Two formal agreements of Sioux and other tribes to Senate amendment to art. 7 of the treaty, filed May 1854. (Letter enclosing one of the two documents is item 2 under Treaty of July 23, 1853.)*

11. Supt. of Indian Affairs, St. Louis, to Comr. of Indian Affairs, July 2, 1855, trasmitting assent of Crow chiefs to Senate amendment.* Note: This treaty is not in the numbered series in the Indian Treaty File (RG 11). A sheepskin copy of it is in the Office of the Comr. of Indian Affairs. The original map that accompanied the treaty is in the Library of Congress. A photostatic copy of this map is in the collection of Indian Office maps in the Carographic Records Branch (RG 75). The Senate advised the ratificaton of this treaty with an amendment. Although the ratification was not completed and the treaty not perfected, the treaty was recognized as in force in subsequent agreements, and payment of annuities to the Indians provided in art. 7 of the treaty were made in goods until and including the year 1865, when final distribution was made. (See Kappler, p. 440) The annual report of Supt. D. D. Mitchell dated Oct. 13, 1849, includes information and various recommendations re advisability of making a general treaty with the Prairie Indians. (OIA, LR, St. Louis, M-548, p. 6-10, 1849)

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