United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1874
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88 ]EPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INDIAN AFFAIRS. circums Indians probabl in the p right so as Red sions an addition paid hid ents sUO they sh which t paymen south d as Red additior in his bo The d here red ises" of ing that its boun ous goo deems ti The recom m report o Append mendati be had ( The c Creek a referenc They al Cheyent Cheyenr their fri its last ennes fo south, s instruct Sioux, ai The c( ness int: Respe, tances. All things considered, they are of opinion that these have so many conflicting interests and jealousies that it is not that thAey can of themselves arrive at any unanimous decision emises; and that the Government should decide for them that a injurious to them and its citizens must be relinquished; but that, loud claims that promises made his people by other commis- d by Government officers are as yet unfulfilled, a sum of $15,000 al to that appropriated last year should be appropriated, to be i and his people, in the same manner as the previous sum, in pres- h as they shall choose, which two sums (or their value in goods) all be informed is a full and complete settlement of all claims ey have, or think they have, against the Government, and the of which terminates completely their right to hunt or roam f the Niobrara River. As Spotted Tail makes the same claim Cloud as to unfulfilled promises, anappropriation of $10,000 al to that voted by Congress at its last session should be made half. hairman dissents from his colleagues in regard to the course ommended, because he doubts whether "1the unfulfilled prom- which the Indians complain were ever absolutely made, and hold- the Government may fairly demand of Indians who are living on ty, and to whom it offers $15,000 as an indication of its gener- d-will, that they shall do without further inducement what it ) be essential to their good and that of its own citizens. onsolidation of the Red Cloud and Spotted Tail agencies is rmded by the commission for the reasons forcibly stated in the f the acting chairman to the chairman herewith submitted. (See x B.) The chairman is not prepared to join in this recom- n, chiefly for the reason that he doubts whether an agent is to ompetent to manage so large a number of wild Indians. mmissioners concur in approving the selection of West Beaver s the site of the new Whetstone agency. For particulars, _ is made to the report of the acting chairman. (Appendix B.) io concur in thinking that as the southern Arapahoes and es are unsettled and at war, and the northern Arapahoes and es are unwilling to go to them, and desire to be merged with unds, the Sioux, it is desirable that the action of Congress in ippropriation bill, by which the northern Arapahoes and Chey- "feit all appropriations made for their benefit unless they remove ould be rescinded, and that the agent at Red Cloud should be d. to consider the Cheyennes and Arapahoes as part of the nd to issue their annuities and rations to them without delay. immissioners having completed so far as was possible the busi- rusted to them, respectfully ask to be discharged. tfully submitted. WILLIAM 1I. HARE, Chairman. WILLIAM H. HARE, S. D. HINMAN) C. C. COX, R. B. LINES, Commissioners. Hon. (. DELANO, MScretary of the Interior.
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