ORGANIZATION OF A NEW INDIAN TERRITORY, EAST OF THE MISSOURI RIVER. ARGUMENTS AND REASONS SUBMITTED TO THE HONORABLE THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 31ST CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES. BY THE INDIAN CHIEF KAH-GE-GA-GAH-BOUH
by Copway, George
New York: S.W. Benedict, 1850. 32pp. Modern plain wrappers. Ink spot through first four leaves, including titlepage. Light foxing and dust soiling. About ery good. The half breed Ojibway chief proposes most of the area of Iowa and some of southern Minnesota as an Indian territory for the northern tribes of the United States, along with some remarks on Indian-White relations. Copway ennumerates the many and varied problems facing the Indian populations, including the introduction of liquor and deadly diseases, a lack of education, the insistent work of Christian missionaries, and their location in front of a wave of American migration, and then presses for the rights and sovereignty of Indian nations. With a copy of his unpassed "Bill to Provide for the Organization of an Indian Territory East of the Missouri River," as well as transcriptions of letters supporting Copway's plan. HOWES C771. FIELD 367. SABIN 16719. (Inventory #: WRCAM51702)
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