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Petition sent by members of the Sioux Nation to Joel Roberts Poinsett
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Description Petition sent by members of the Sioux Nation to U.S. Secretary of War Joel Roberts Poinsett in September of 1838. The petition's writers urge the secretary to divide the land within the Lake Pepin Half-Breed Reserve, promised to mixed-blood Dakota people by the fourth Treaty of Prairie du Chien, into plots, so that individual titles may be awarded.
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Format Content Category: text
Place Subject: Indian Agency, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States  Map It
Creation Sent by Dakota Indians
Sent from Fort Snelling, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Received by: Poinsett, Joel Roberts
Rolette, Jean Joseph
Sibley, Henry Hastings
Stambaugh, Samuel C.
Sent by Dakota Indians
Dakota Indians
Sent from Fort Snelling, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: Exactly 09/25/1838
Notes Forms part of Alexis Bailly papers, 1821-1898.
Holding Type Manuscripts - Component - Item
ID Number 001717415
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