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An 1857 report by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Interior Department, addressed the "present condition and prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States and a sketch of their ancient status."
A 900-plus page report prepared in 1857 by by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Interior Department, provided a detailed narrative of aboriginal modern history beginning with the arrival of white men in Florida, Louisiana and New Mexico. The report contains United States census of Indians as of 1957, tables of Indian bands and tribes, along with numerous statistical charts and chronologies regarding financial renumeration to Indians and related expenses, fur trade, religious and organizations established during various eras, as well as a chronological table of events in the history of the North American Indians.
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"1857 - History of Indian Tribes of the United States, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft" (2017). US and Indian Relations. 59.