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Written in the months after the passage of the Indian Removal Act, Robert Simerwell's letter to Brother Goodridge relates his feelings regarding the treatment of the Native Indians by "individuals of the Government" of the United States. Simerwell, obviously angered by the treatment of Native Indians, states that "the impositions practised by individuals on the Indians are incredible, only by custom are they made to bear it, it would appear strange to you to see a white man enter a store and purchase cloth at 25 cents a yard, and an Indian immediately enter who could not get it short of 37 cents."

Creator: Simerwell, Robert, 1786-1868
Date: October 26, 1830

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Item Number: 219198
Call Number: Robert Simerwell Coll. #500, Box 2 Correspondence and reports, 1803 September-October
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 219198

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