1862, March 8 - Report of the Confederate States of America, War Department, Office of Indian Affairs
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March 8, 1862 report of the from S. S. Scott, Acting Commissioner, Office of Indian Affairs, War Department, Confederate States of America, regarding the relations of the Confederate States with several nations and tribes occupying the country west of Arkansas and south of Kansas, along with letters from various Indian agents and superintendents.
S. S. Scott, Acting Commissioner, Office of Indian Affairs, War Department, Confederate States of America, reported on March 8, 1862, the five-month efforts of General Albert Pike to make the nations and tribes west of Arkansas and south of Kansas the Confederate States' "firm and enduring friends, to contribute to their well being and prosperity, and to defend their country fro encroachments of the Northern people... ." Pike signed treaties with the Cherokees, Creeks, Seminoles, Choctaws and Chickasaws, Senecas and Senacas and Shawnees, Quapaws, Great Osages, Wichitas and other lands of Reserve Indians, as well as four bands of Neum (wild Comaches of the prairies and staked plains). The report details the conditions of various tribes and commitments made by the Confederate States, inasmuch as the newly formed government was faced with addressing previous agreements between the tribes and the United States. Thirteen documents, letters and extracts from letters are appended to this report.
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