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Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe.. History of the Indian Tribes of the United States: Their Present Condition and Prospects, and a Sketch of Their Ancient Status. Volume 6. . Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co, 1857. [format: book; image], [genre: government document; report]. Permission: Northern Illinois University
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Chapter I. — The Indians Reach Their Lowest Point of Depression at the Close of the War, in 1816.

THE advent of Mr. Monroe's administration, in 1817, marked a period of tranquillity in the domestic politics of the Union. Attention was devoted to the internal resources of the country; business, commercial enterprise, and science moved forward hand in hand; new and distant regions were sought out for agricultural and commercial purposes; scientific explorations of new territories were made; and geographical data were rendered valuable by minute observations on the natural history, mineralogy, geology, botany, and fauna, of the new countries. The growth, expansion, and progress of the Union, in all its elements, in a few years, were unparalleled, and the onward progress of civilization was never more accelerated during any period of our history. The Indians were regarded as a people who could not attain to a state of prosperity within the area of the old States, surrounded, as they were, on all sides, by temptations which they had not the strength of purpose to resist. They were, consequently, directed to the regions beyond the Mississippi, as to a refuge of safety and rest.

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Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe.. History of the Indian Tribes of the United States: Their Present Condition and Prospects, and a Sketch of Their Ancient Status. Volume 6. . Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co, 1857. [format: book; image], [genre: government document; report]. Permission: Northern Illinois University
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=schoolcraft6.html
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