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John Evans, the governor of Colorado Territory and former Superintendent of Indian Affairs, wrote this letter to S. G. Colley, an Indian agent. Evans discusses how he has not made a treaty with the Cheyenne or Arapaho Indians because he does not want to impede the military operations against hostile tribes, arguing that the Arapaho and Cheyenne should make peace with the military, and not with Indian agents. Copied from The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.

Creator: Evans, John
Date: September 29, 1864

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This source demonstrates that the military had assumed control over maintaining peace and that this was no longer a concern of the Indian agents. This would contrast with sources from 7th grade, Benchmark 1, Indicator 4 (Indian Removal) to illustrate change over time. Furthermore, this letter shows the increased military presence in the territory; this letter was sent out a month before the Sand Creek massacre.

KS:7th:3.1:Federal Government and Indian Lands (2005)

Item Number: 210777
Call Number: 973.74 Un3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210777

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