Report on the Stockbridge Indians, to the Legislature. Charles Allen.

Report on the Stockbridge Indians, to the Legislature.

Boston: Wright & Potter, 1870. Report by the Attorney General of the commonwealth of Massachusetts pertaining to claims for compensation: ... "these Indians now ask an allowance of money from the Commonwealth, which are in substance as follows: that the Stockbridge Indians formerly occupied and possessed the country watered by the Housatonic River and its tributaries; that they were a powerful tribe; that the white people came among them asking for rest and kindness, and received both; that by craft the whites deceived them, and promoted divisions and feuds among them; that nothing deserving the name of purchase of their lands was ever made; that deeds were given indifferently to the government or to individuals, for which little or no consideration was paid; that the country was never purchased or rightfully obtained from them, but that they were stripped of their birth-right by fraud, force, and other improper means" (p1). The Attorney General concludes that "no action ins necessary on the part of this Commonwealth" (p23). House [documents / Massachusetts General Court], no. 13; House documents (Massachusetts. 8vo pamphlet, 23pp. Gray paper wrappers, detached but present. Internally very good. OCLC: 6173583. Very good overall. Item #19841

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