Half-Breeds of the Sioux Nation of Indians [To Accompany H.B. No. 143] April 18, 1862
[Washington]: [GPO], 1862.
Softcover. Very good. 4 pp. Report No. 83 of the 37th Congress, 2d session. Lower corners creased, some dust soiling; very good. House Bill 143 was entitled "A bill for the relief of certain half-breeds of mixed bloods of the Dacotah or Sioux nation of Indians and their grantees." It related to the provisions of an act passed in 1854 granting the "half-breeds" scrip in exchange for land previously assigned to them under an 1830 treaty. This report from the Committee on Public Lands recommends against passage of the bill, which would have presented obstacles to railroad construction in Minnesota. The committee argues that "Congress ought not to interfere by special legislation, but should leave the parties to their legal rights." A scarce report, with only digitial copies located in OCLC.