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This article is a reprint of an editorial from the St. Louis Democrat that expresses concern over the military's inability to protect travel routes through Kansas. To resolve this problem, the editorial's author (who is unnamed) proposes that mounted troops are needed to pursue the Indians and force them onto reservations. Furthermore, he argues that giving presents, making annuity payments, and signing treaties with the Indians has broken down the U. S. government's authority over these tribes.

Creator: Topeka Tribune
Date: August 16, 1867

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This article is an excellent example of anti-Indian popular opinion in Kansas. It also demonstrates how the military was feeling pressure to defend the frontier, which impacted their attitudes toward native groups.

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

Item Number: 210762
Call Number: Microfilm: T2053
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210762

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