United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1874
Legislation recommended, pp. 20-22 PDF (1.2 MB)
22 REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INDIAN AFFAIRS. beyond directing the agent to place them upon separate tracts, and to secure them possession. Cattaraugus and Allegany Indian reserves in New Yorc.-The right of pre-emption, commonly known as the right of the Ogden Land Com- pany, has been a continual source of agitation in connection with these reserves, and I deem it important that some steps should be taken whereby the same can be extinguished and the Indians placed in the same relations to the United States, as regards their title, as other Indians. This could probably be done by an appropriation of, say, $100,000, and a tender of the same to the representative of the Ogden Land Company, for a total relinquishment of their pre-emption right. I think this amount would be accepted, and by this means, in future, agi- tation of questions with a view to the removal of the Indians from these reserves would be avoided. It should be provided that the extinguish- ment of this claim of the Ogden Land Company should be in full satis- faction of all claims of these Indians to the lands west of the State of Missouri, and all right and claim to be removed thither, and for sup- port and subsistence after such removal, and all other claims against the United States under treaty with New York Indians of January 15, 1838, and the treaty with the Senecas of May 20, 1842.
As a work of the United States government, this material is in the public domain.| For information on re-use see: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Copyright