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Annual Report by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Detailed report on the efforts by the US government to civilize, educate and provide moral training to the original inhabitants. This largely involved placing the Indians on reservations, teaching them agricultural and homebuilding skills, training them in proper dress and customs of the white man and providing opportunities for education.
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"1872 - Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for 1871" (2017). US and Indian Relations. 9.
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