Annals of Iowa Volume 3; V. 12

Annals of Iowa Volume 3; V. 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...and especially when it was directed towards their women, but that if they opened the door, he knew there were forty or fifty more ready to rush in and that they could not withstand them. _'l'hese people always gathered about them when they made a treaty or received a payment, and cared nothing about them at any other time; that these white me.n's wives deserved nothing more from them than any other of their women and they were only ofl'ering a premium to white men to marry their prettiest young women and deprive their young men of a choice. He entirely disapproved it and hoped they would give it upwhich, upon further consideration, they agreed to do. They then requested that provision should be made for marking the line from the Painted or Red Rock on VVhite Breast west of which they were to remove. They wanted it so marked that the white people could see it and wished that they should be allowed to follow the surveyors over it. The Indians finally requested that the papers might be drawn up and prepared for signing, and the Governor desired them to meet him early tomorrow morning to look into the debts that were brought in against them, and tell him which of them were just and which of them were not so. Whereupon the council adjourned. The council having reassembled, at 10:00 o'clock on Monday the 10th of October, Governor Chambers proceeded to read the articles of the treaty to the Indians present and to have every part of it carefully interpreted to them, requesting them repeatedly to ask explanations if there was anything they did not perfectly understand. They all expressed their entire satisfaction with the terms of the treaty as read to them, but there was a blank left for the insertion of the aggregate amount more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906624
  • 9781236906625