Indians and Indian Agents

Indians and Indian Agents

The Origins of the Reservation System in California, 1849-1852

Book - 1997
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The Gold Rush of 1849 drastically changed the lives of the Indians of the interior of California as white gold-seekers poured into the region. Some Indians fought the intruders, and when conflicts escalated, the federal government sent three agents to California to settle disputes. The agents negotiated with the Indians a series of treaties that set aside large portions of the interior as reservations. Considering these activities a usurpation of states' rights, the government of California vehemently opposed the ratification of the treaties. Subsequently, in mid-1852, the U.S. Senate rejected the treaties, and the first superintendent of California Indian affairs was dispatched to the state.
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1997
ISBN: 9780806129044
Branch Call Number: 979.40049 P543i 1997
Characteristics: xviii, 238 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm


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