• Creator
  • Hutchins, Charles E.
  • Created Date
  • 1862
  • Description
  • Charles E. Hutchins, Indian Agent to and Acting Commissioner of Washington Territory, writes to Secretary of the Interior, Caleb B. Smith, to state a request from Cyrus Aldrich, the Chairman of the Committee of Indian Affairs in the House of Representatives. Hutchins describes the request as money needed to begin negotiations for a new treaty with the Nez Perce and a treaty with the Snake River or Shoshone Native Americans. He refers to news d... more
    Charles E. Hutchins, Indian Agent to and Acting Commissioner of Washington Territory, writes to Secretary of the Interior, Caleb B. Smith, to state a request from Cyrus Aldrich, the Chairman of the Committee of Indian Affairs in the House of Representatives. Hutchins describes the request as money needed to begin negotiations for a new treaty with the Nez Perce and a treaty with the Snake River or Shoshone Native Americans. He refers to news delivered in 1861 to the congressional committee about the discovery of gold on the current reservation lands of the Nez Perce and the consequent illegal settling of the area by white miners. After talking to Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Edward R. Geary, Hutchins stresses that a new treaty be negotiated with the Nez Perce to shrink their reservation to land where there is not gold so that their will be no conflict between the Nez Perce and incoming whites. Hutchins also asks that Smith notify Aldrich of a need for a treaty with the... less
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    Letter (correspondence)
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