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Contents Preface xi 1. George Washington to James Duane. September 7, 1783 1 2. Proclamation of the Continental Congress. September 22, 1783 2 3. Report of Committee on Indian Affairs. October 15, 1783 3 4. Treaty with the Six Nations. October 22, 1784 4 5. Treaty of Fort McIntosh. January 21, 1785 5 6. Treaty of Hopewell with the Cherokees. November 28, 1785 6 7. Ordinance for the Regulation of Indian Affairs. August 7, 1786 8 8. Northwest Ordinance. July 13, 1787 9 9. Committee Report on the Southern Department. August 3, 1787 10 10. Report of Henry Knox on White Outrages. July 18, 1788 11 11. Report of Henry Knox on the Northwestern Indians. June 15, 1789 12 12. Establishment of the War Department. August 7, 1789 13 13. Trade and Intercourse Act. July 22, 1790 14 14. President Washington’s Third Annual Message. October 25, 1791 15 15. President Washington on Government Trading Houses. December 3, 1793 16 16. Establishment of Government Trading Houses. April 18, 1796 16 17. Trade and Intercourse Act. March 30, 1802 17 18. President Jefferson on Indian Trading Houses. January 18, 1803 21 19. President Jefferson to William Henry Harrison. February 27, 1803 22 20. Superintendent of Indian Trade. April 21, 1806 23 21. President Jefferson on the Liquor Trade. December 31, 1808 24 22. Treaty of Portage des Sioux. July 19, 1815 25 23. Governor Cass on British Traders. July 20, 1815 25 24. Secretary of War Crawford on Trade and Intercourse. March 13, 1816 26 25. Exclusion of British Traders. April 29, 1816 28 26. Secretary of War Calhoun on British Traders. March 25, 1818 29 27. Authorization of Indian Agents. 1818 30 1. Manner of Appointing Agents. April 16, 1818 30 2. Compensation for Indian Agents. April 20, 1818 30 28. Secretary of War Calhoun on Indian Trade. December 5, 1818 31 29. Civilization Fund Act. March 3, 1819 33 30. Abolition of the Government Trading Houses. May 6, 1822 33 31. Act for Regulating the Indian Trade. May 6, 1822 34 32. Johnson and Graham’s Lessee v. William McIntosh. 1823 35 33. Creation of a Bureau of Indian Affairs in the War Department. March 11, 1824 37 34. Authorization of Treaties; Trade Regulations. May 25, 1824 38 35. Message of President Monroe on Indian Removal. January 27, 1825 39 36. Treaty with the Ponca Indians. June 9, 1825 40 37. Treaty of Prairie du Chien. August 19, 1825 42 38. Thomas L. McKenney on Trading Sites. February 14, 1826 43 39. Secretary of War Eaton on Cherokee Removal. April 18, 1829 44 40. President Jackson on Indian Removal. December 8, 1829 47 41. Senator Frelinghuysen on Indian Removal. April 9, 1830 48 42. Indian Removal Act. May 28, 1830 52 43. Treaty with the Choctaw Indians. September 27, 1830 53 44. Cherokee Nation v. Georgia. 1831 57 45. Worcester v. Georgia. 1832 60 46. Authorization of a Commissioner of Indian Affairs. July 9, 1832 62 47. Indian Commissioner Herring on the Indian Race. November 22, 1832 62 48. Trade and Intercourse Act. June 30, 1834 63 49. Organization of the Department of Indian Affairs. June 30, 1834 68 50. President Jackson on Indian Removal. December 7, 1835 70 51. Indian Commissioner Crawford on Indian Policy. November 25, 1838 72 52. Regulations Regarding Liquor and Annuities. March 3, 1847 75 53. Indian Commissioner Medill on Indian Colonies. November 30, 1848 76 54. Transfer of Indian Affairs to the Department of the Interior. March 3, 1849 79 55. Organization of Indian Affairs in Oregon. June 5, 1850 80 56. Indian Commissioner Lea on Reservation Policy. November 27, 1850 81 57. Modifications in the Indian Department. February 27, 1851 83 58. Treaty of Fort Laramie. September 17, 1851 84 59. Indian Commissioner Lea on the Civilization of the Indians. November 27, 1851 85 60. Superintendent of Indian Affairs in California. March 3, 1852 86 61. Treaty with the Oto and Missouri Indians. March 15, 1854 86 62. Indian Commissioner Manypenny on Indian Affairs. November 22, 1856 89 63. Indian Commissioner Mix on Reservation Policy. November 6, 1858 92 64. Indian Commissioner Dole on Reservation Policy. November 26, 1862 94 65. Report of the President of the Southern Treaty Commission. October 30, 1865 96 66. Treaty with the Creeks. June 14, 1866 98 67. Report of the Doolittle Committee. January 26, 1867 101 68. Creation of an Indian Peace Commission. July 20, 1867 104 69. Report of the Indian Peace Commission...