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By Francis Paul Prucha
The 3rd version of this landmark paintings provides 40 new files, which hide the numerous advancements in American Indian affairs considering that 1988. one of the subject matters handled are tribal self-governance, government-to-government kin, religious rights, repatriation of human continues to be, belief administration, well-being and schooling, federal attractiveness of tribes, presidential guidelines, and Alaska Natives.
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12. And be it further enacted, That no 19 thority of the United States, in some one of the three next adjoining states or districts, to be proceeded against in due course of law: Provided, that no person, apprehended by military force as aforesaid, shall be detained longer than ﬁve days after the arrest, and before removal. And all ofﬁcers and soldiers who may have any such person or persons in custody, shall treat them with all the humanity which the circumstances will possibly permit; and every ofﬁcer and soldier who shall be guilty of maltreating any such person, while in custody, shall suffer such punishment as a court martial shall direct.
Andrew A. ] 20. Superintendent of Indian Trade April 21, 1806 This law of 1806 continued the system of government trading houses begun in 1796. It also authorized a superintendent of Indian trade to direct the business. The ofﬁce of superintendent was held by two men, John Mason (1806–16) and Thomas L. McKenney (1816–22), until it was abolished in 1822. prescribe; and every such agent shall take an oath or afﬁrmation, faithfully to execute the trust committed to him; and that he will not, directly or indirectly, be concerned or interested in any trade, commerce or barter, but on the public account, and he shall render an account quarter yearly to the superintendent of Indian trade, of all money, goods, and other property whatsoever, which shall be transmitted to him, or which shall come into his hands, or for which, in good faith he ought to account; and he shall transmit duplicates of his accounts to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.
But commerce with our Indian neighbors, prosecuted upon a contracted scale, and upon the principles of commercial proﬁt, would tend not only to diminish the inﬂuence of the Government with them, but could not fail entirely to alienate their affections from it. A period has arrived when the trade must be greatly extended, or entirely abandoned to individual enterprise. To reserve the trade in the hands of the Government, whilst the wants of the Indians are but partially supplied, would be to make them feel its inﬂuence only in their privations and wretchedness.
Documents of United States Indian Policy: Third Edition by Francis Paul Prucha