Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs Accompanying the Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior for the year 1859

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Title Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs Accompanying the Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior for the year 1859
Subject Indians of North America; Indian reservations; Federal government; Whites--Relations with Indians; Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857; Clothing and dress; Culture; Agriculture; Hunting
Spatial Coverage Washington (D.C.); Salt Lake City (Utah); Spanish Fork (Utah)
Keywords annual report
Tribe Ute; Shoshone
Band Bannock
Creator Greenwood, Alfred Burton, 1811-1889
Description Excerpts concerning Utah from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs - Courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. The Commissioner of Indian Affairs reports that Indian/White relations across the U.S. are generally peaceful and that isolated incidents of violence, including massacres in Utah territory, were not believed to be the result of premeditation. The Commissioner outlines and briefly describes the government's plan of encouraging the development of western culture and agricultural practices among the Indians. The Commissioner reports that there is a shortage of land for white settlers and a shortage of game for Indians in Utah territory and that the Mountain Meadows Massacre resulted from a sense of desperation among the starving and destitute Indians. The Utah Superintendent provides detailed descriptions of the affairs of the Ute and Shoshone tribes, including scarcity of game, progress of farming, and relations between the Indians and Mormon settlers. The Superintendent also provides a detailed description of the Mountain Meadows Massacre
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Contributors Thompson, Jacob, 1806-1879
Date 1859
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Coverage Washington (D.C.); Salt Lake City (Utah); Spanish Fork (Utah)
Rights Digital Image © 2011 America West Center. All Rights Reserved
ARK ark:/87278/s6s20z6m
Setname uaida_main
Date Created 2014-03-03
Date Modified 2014-03-03
ID 368190
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6s20z6m
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