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Nineteenth Annual Report Of The Board Of Indian Commissioners - 1887

Nineteenth Annual Report Of The Board Of Indian Commissioners - 1887

9 1/4" x 5 7/8" in printed wrappers. Lacking rear wrapper. Original cloth binding. A very important report as the reports of the board members are based on the reports of Commissioners, Agents, and other first-hand sources. The contents of the reports include all aspects of Indian life, with primary emphasis on the tribes west of the Mississippi River. While the report includes information regarding non-reservation Indians as it pertains to depredations against white settlers and emigrants, conflicts between tribes, and conflicts with the U.S. military, much of the information focuses on the challenges and experiences associated with the reservation life of various tribes and the efforts of missionaries and governmental agencies to transition the tribes from their traditional way of life to adapt to the teachings, guidance, and life styles of white men. An amazing accumulation of detailed data presented in charts and tables regarding Indian populations, health, education, mortality, and agricultural productivity; also detailing government supplies and expenses. Other information regarding problems and challenges of, and with, various agents and missionaries; hostilities and problems with renegades and young men; and the ever-changing political environment in Washington and its significant impacts on support for, and attitudes toward American Indians and our fulfillment of treaty obligations. Lower corners chipped and with previous owner's name neatly written at top edge along with chipping to spine. Very good.

Inventory Number: 43286

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