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This treaty allowed the U. S. government to create a road connecting the western portion of Missouri to New Mexico (which was still in the hands of Mexico at this time). The treaty goes into some detail about the specifications for this road. It bears the signature of ten Kansa leaders and three Indian commissioners, included George Sibley. Attached to the back of the treaty is a travel pass for the "bearer of this, a Kansas Indian," allowing him undisturbed passage and requesting that he be provided with any necessary supplies. The document is dated August 16, 1825, but the note on the back is dated 1845.

Creator: United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs
Date: December 28, 1845

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This source has been selected for two seventh-grade standards: Benchmark 1, Indicator 5 (Forts and trails), and Benchmark 3, Indicator 1 (Federal government and Indian lands). For both of these standards this source can be used to illustrate how, despite the government's promise that this road would not be a significant encroachment on Indian land, this treaty only served to hurt Indian interests. Also, this source could be grouped with other sources that discuss overland trails, or with sources that describe how the U.S. government broke its promises to native tribes.

KS:7th:3.1:Federal government and Indian lands (2005)

Item Number: 210360
Call Number: Indians History Coll. 590 Box 1, Folder 11
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210360

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