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Ratified treaty no. 311, documents relating to the negotiation of the treaty of July 16, 1859, with the Chippewa Indians of Swan Creek and Black River and Munsee Indians

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Ratified treaty no. 311, documents relating to the negotiation of the treaty of July 16, 1859, with the Chippewa Indians of Swan Creek and Black River and Munsee Indians
Washington, D.C.: National Archives, July 16, 1859

1. Henry Donohue and others of Munsee tribe to A. M. Robinson, Supt. of Indian Affairs, Mar. 22, 1859, re their union with Chippewa of Swan Creek and Black River. (OIA, LR, Sac and Fox, R-1275, 1859, enclosure)

2. G. F. Oehler, Missionary, to A. W. Robinson, Mar. 22, 1859, transmitting conditional articles of agreement between Munsee and Chippewa, signed on same day. (OIA, LR, Sac and Fox, R-1277, 1859, enclosures)

3. Comr. of Indian Affairs to Sec. of Interior, Apr. 26, 1859, recommending that a treaty be made with the Swan Creek and Black River Chippewa of Kans., to secure to them the benefits granted to members of this tribe in Mich. under Treaty of Aug. 2, 1855. (OIA, LS, Rept. Books, vol. 11, p. 180-182)

4. Comr. of Indian Affairs to Robinson, May 6, 1859, directing him to instruct Agt. Ben Newsom to arrange for purchase of lands to provide a home for the Christian Indians. (Central Suptcy., LR, 1859)

5. Robinson to Comr. of Indian Affairs, June 6, 1859, transmitting report of June 2, 1859, from Agt. Newsom to Supt. Robinson re his efforts to carry out instructions of May 6, 1859 (item 4 above). (OIA, LR, Sac and Fox, R-1425, 1859)

6. Instructions, June 20, 1859. (OIA, LS, vol. 61, p. 224)

7. David Crawford to Comr. of Indian Affairs, Aug. 24, 1859, giving an account of his proceedings as treaty comr. and returning the articles of agreement, together with the authorizations of the delegations of Indians from their respective tribes.*

8. Comr. of Indian Affairs to Sec. of Interior, Aug. 29, 1859, and Jan. 17, 1860, reporting on treaty. (ID, LR; OIA, LS, Rept. Books, vol. 11, p. 304)

9. Sec. of Interior to Comr. of Indian Affairs, Sept. 1, 1859, acknowledging receipt of treaty. (OIA, LR, Sac and Fox, I-30, 1859)

10. Sec. of Interior to President, Jan. 19, 1860. (ID, LS, vol. 3, p. 270)

Note: For supplemental report of treaty comr., dated Sept. 1, 1859, and request from the Indians who were parties to the treaty, see item 3 under Treaty of Oct. 1, 1859.

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Ratified treaty no. 311, documents relating to the negotiation fo the treaty of July 16, 1859, with the Chippewa Indians of Swan Creek and Black River and Munsee Indians, pp. [1]-[11]


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