• Creator
  • Stevens, Isaac Ingalls 1818-1862
  • Created Date
  • 1858
  • Description
  • Washington Territory Delegate to Congress, Isaac I. Stevens, writes to Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Col. James W. Nesmith to discuss congressional responses to Washington's Indian affairs. Stevens notifies Nesmith that he has tried to convince the Secretary of the Interior to allow the capture of the Yakima murderers of Indian Subagent, Andrew Bolon, and other whites. Stevens also explains that the Committee on Indian Affairs in the Senat... more
    Washington Territory Delegate to Congress, Isaac I. Stevens, writes to Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Col. James W. Nesmith to discuss congressional responses to Washington's Indian affairs. Stevens notifies Nesmith that he has tried to convince the Secretary of the Interior to allow the capture of the Yakima murderers of Indian Subagent, Andrew Bolon, and other whites. Stevens also explains that the Committee on Indian Affairs in the Senate will decide whether to confirm a treaty with the various tribes of the Puget Sound, a treaty with the Flathead, and a treaty with the Nez Perce, the Cayuse, the Walla Walla, and the Umatilla. Stevens notes that the military has opposed the confirmation of these three treaties. To counter this opposition, Stevens suggests that Nesmith write a letter promoting the treaties. In regard to the treaties, Stevens is especially concerned with the confirmation of the Nez Perce treaty. He indicates his belief that the tribes do not deserve such... less
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    Letter (correspondence)
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