Roll19_69 From September 13, 1826 from Mo Lichemen to Governore Gofs
|This is one of the first letters that I have come across with mentions of tensions between the Indians and the Agency. A few Ottawa chiefs are very upset with how the annuities payments were given and also the amount that was given out. The Ottawas are upset because it seems that the US has given the wrong sums of money to different tribes. Mr. Lichemen has the idea to start to use a new system where both sides will have an agreed upon meeting day, place, and amount. He also says that they should use an agent that is authorized to handle these situations. He offers up a man named Ian Smith to be doing this job. He explains that this will just add a single dollar to his salary. |
This letter is very interesting and useful because it describes issues with annuities between tribes and the US government. It shows how the US promised more money and how they messed up payments to different groups of people. The Ottawas cannot be happy and this will only lead to further conflict.
Created: 4/30/2019 11:42:04 AM
Project: Intro to the Miami Tribe
Creator: Giannotto, Jake
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