Allen Hamilton to William Medill, August 31, 1846

Allen Hamilton to William Medill, August 31, 1846

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Allen Hamilton is writing to William Medill from Fort Wayne, IN. Medill, at this time, is the Commissioner of Indian affairs. This was a correspondence between the two that discussed a land dispute between the Miami tribe and the government. Medill played an important role in land disputes during his time as Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Hamilton says that the tribe has refused to vacate the land, and an application has been sent to the war department. Hamilton is calling for a physical removal of the tribe.



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Allen Hamilton to William Medill, August 31, 1846

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Hamilton became impatient with the Miamis still living in the area despite the amount of time given for them to relocate. This conflict stems from the fact that the tribe members feel mistreated. They are very fond of the land they currently live on and see no reason to give it up. As a result, Hamilton feels as though his only option is to call in military force to physically remove the remaining tribe members, or at the very least intimidate them into leaving.



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