ERIC Number: EJ791490
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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The Beginning of the End: The Indian Peace Commission of 1867-1968
Oman, Kerry R.
Great Plains Quarterly, v22 n1 p35-51 Win 2002
In 1867, in an effort to avoid the high costs of war and protect overland transportation routes, Congress passed a bill authorizing a commission to establish peace with the Plains Indians. Despite signing treaties with a number of plains and western tribes, Congress failed to fulfill the treaty stipulations, and instead of initiating an era of peace, the commission commenced a decade of war and bloodshed throughout the Plains.
Descriptors: American Indians, United States History, American Indian History, Federal Legislation, Peace, Treaties, Federal Indian Relationship, War
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