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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the commissioner of Indian affairs, for the year 1891
Part 1 ([1891])

Contents,   pp. I-VIII PDF (2.4 MB)


Page III

CONTENTS&                                  III 
REPORT OF COMMISSIONER-ContinUed. 
Indian depredations-Continued.      -                                 Page.
Table 14. Number of depredation claims disposed of up to June 30, 1891. 
115 
Table 15. Number of depredations committed each year from 1812 to 
1891, and the total amount involved in the claims. .........      115 
Table 16. Number of depredations committed by each tribe and the 
amount involved ...........-...              ...................116 
Indian finances---        --      --      --.......................................
119 
Funds available during the fiscal years 1890-'91 and 1891-'92 ..........119
Table 17. Appropriations for 1890-'91 and 1891-92...............119 
Table 18. Unexpended balances of permanent funds available for 
1890-91 and 1891-92.............................   .   .    120 
Table 19. Trust funds held at commencement of 1890-'91 and 
1891_ 92.  .        .................................         121 
Funds available and expenditures during 18911..............121 
Table 20. Money available and expenditures made during fiscal 
year ending June 30, 1891..................................    121 
Table21. Total moneys available for fiscal year ending June 30,1892  121
Trust funds of the five civilized tribes...................          122
Table 22. Trust funds of the five civilized tribes................122 
Trust funds of other tribes...... ................................122 
Table 23. Trust funds of tribes other than five civilized tribes .. - 122
The "11Messiah craze"  ......              ........................
    123 
Troubles among the Sioux   .........................................127,
Arrival of military ..................................................  128
    I 
Death of Sitting Bull..........................................129 
Indians concentrate in the Bad Lands.............................    130
Fight at W ounded  Knee Creek......... .................... ..      130 
Agencies placed under military surveillance .........................  131
End of disturbances ..............  ...............................  131
Killing of Lieut. Casey and Few Tails ...............................  132
Causes of the trouble ................................................  132
Instructions to the Sioux...............  .......................   135 
Deficiency Sioux appropriations .....................................  142
Transferring Indians to the War Department..........................143 
Conclusion.........      .............................................  145
APPENDIX: 
Statement showing number of Indians who do and number who do not re- 
ceive subsistence supplies from the Government......................147 
Opinion of Attorney-General in regard to status of Pueblo Indians.......
 149 
Correspondence relative to employment by Oxnard Beet Company of Indian 
pupils from Genoa, Nebr  ..........................................151 
Civil-service rules for Indian service in the field-----------------------
-156 
Rules in regard to attendance of Indian youth at school---_-------------
158 
State legislation in regard to giving public funds in aid of sectarian schools.
 160 
Correspondence with Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions    ......        161
Correspondence with superintendent of public instruction in regard to 
placing Indian children in public schools of Arizona....................170
Simple directions for the care of the sick........ ................... 173
Schedule of lands conveyed to Medawakanton Sioux.....................178
Account given by Indians of fight at Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak ........179
Letter of Commissioner of Indian Affairs in regard to treaty stipulations
with the Sioux....................................................    182
Letter of Commissioner of Indian Affairs giving amount of subsistence sup-
plies issued to Sioux ..............................................  191
]:   Methods of accounting for funds and property in the Indian service ....-.
 201 


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