American Indian Treaties in 1816

American Indian Treaties in 1816

January 18, 2016 admin 0

A treaty is simply an agreement between two or more sovereign nations. Following the Constitution, the United States recognized Indian nations as sovereign entities and […]

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The 1837 Winnebago Treaty

January 2, 2015 admin 0

During the first part of the nineteenth century, the American Indian policy was to remove Indians from east of the Mississippi River and to “give” […]

A Chippewa Treaty

A Chippewa Treaty

November 10, 2013 admin 0

A treaty is an agreement between two or more sovereign nations. Under the U.S. Constitution and the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Constitution, Indian tribes […]

The Navajo and Mexico

November 16, 2011 admin 0

In 1821 Mexico obtained independence from Spain. In the Plan of Iguala, Mexico did away with all legal distinctions regarding Indians and reaffirmed that Indians […]

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Breaking Treaties

October 11, 2011 admin 0

A treaty is an agreement between two or more sovereign nations. Under the U.S. Constitution, Indian tribes are considered sovereign nations-or as dependent domestic nations, […]

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The Puget Sound War

July 3, 2011 admin 0

In 1855, concerned about a potential Indian uprising, American settlers in the Puget Sound area of Washington formed four companies of soldiers. One of these […]

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Prelude to War, 1855

April 26, 2011 admin 0

In 1855, Washington Territorial governor Isaac Stevens set out to prepare the territory for an influx of American settlers. In order to make way for […]

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The 1855 Hell Gate Treaty

March 31, 2011 admin 0

When the United States divided Oregon Territory into Washington Territory and Oregon Territory in 1853, western Montana was included in Washington Territory. President Millard Fillmore […]