Appropriations Indian service -- Fort Berthold Agency. Letter from the Secretary of the Interior Recommending an Appropriation to Pay Outstanding indebtedness on account of the Indian service at Fort Berthold Indian agency. February 18, 1870. -- Referred to the Committee on Appropriations and Ordered to be Printed
Henry L. Dawes
Committee on Appropriations
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This Executive Document, dated February 18, 1870 consists of a letter from the United States Secretary of the Interior J. D. Cox recommending "An appropriation to pay outstanding indebtedness on account of the Indian Service at Fort Berthold Indian agency." The letter includes a communication from Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ely. S. Parker detailing "services rendered and supplies furnished for and on account of the Indian service at the Fort Berthold agency, Dakota Territory" totaling $63,203.05.
Also included is the text of two letters from US Indian Agent Mahlon Wilkinson in which he explains that, due to frequent attacks from "the Sioux tribes of Indians, which have recently been placed on reservations contiguous to Fort Berthold," the Indians of Forth Berthold were often unable to leave the fort in search of game, and therefore were dependent on supplies provided by Agent Wilkinson to avoid starvation, and that even with those supplies there was considerable suffering among them.
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Jacob D. Cox, James G. Blaine, Ely S. Parker, Hasanoanda, Donehogawa, Mahlon Wilkinson, John H. Charles, James I. Earle, W. A. Eliot, John A. Burbank, E. H. Durfee, K. C. Peck, Elias Hicks Durfee, Campbell Kennedy Peck, William Beniost, D. W. Barney, J. P. Burgman
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United States, Congress, House. "Appropriations Indian service -- Fort Berthold agency. Letter from the Secretary of the Interior recommending an appropriation to pay outstanding indebtedness on account of the Indian service at Fort Berthold Indian agency. February 18, 1870. -- Referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed." 41st Congress, 2nd Session, H.Exec.Doc. 150, 1870. Readex: Readex AllSearch. https://infoweb-newsbank-com.ezproxy.library.und.edu/apps/readex/doc?p=ARDX&docref=image/v2%3A0FD2A62D41CEB699%40SERIAL-10A33E6DC5623450%40-12CCD7458F85A200%400.
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