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Mission Indians of California
The need of the direct observation of facts in the Indian country, and of assistance and redress for Indians in cases of flagrant wrong and encroachment, increases every year. The Indian Rights Association co-operated with the government in all measures and efforts tending to the advancement of the Indians toward self-support. The Association favored the immediate adoption of a system for the education of all Indian children; the extension of law over the reservations, for the protection of the rights of both Indians and white men; the allotment of lands to individual Indians, and the breaking up of the tribal organization, which it considered to be the real citadel of savagery. Painter discussed a number of cases pending before various courts pertaining to the California Mission Indians.
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"1887 - The Present Condition of the Mission Indians of California, Charles C. Painter" (2019). Miscellaneous Documents and Reports. 112.