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Collection Reference Number GLC04328
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1865 
Title Authority to affix the seal to a treaty with the Shoshonee Goship Indians
Date 17 January 1865
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Lincoln authorizes a treaty with the Shoshonee Goship (Goshute) Bands of Indians dated October 12, 1863. The treaty was made at Tuilla Valley, Utah Territory. Brigadier General P. Edward Connor, commander of the military district of Utah, and Commissioner James Duane Doty, governor and acting superintendent of Indian affairs in Utah Territory, represented the United States. A chief named Tabby led several chiefs representing the Goshute Indians. The treaty secured peace, opened Goshute territory to emigrant travel, military posts, rail and telegraph construction, and mineral prospecting. It also stated the boundaries of the band's territory, gave the president power to remove the Goshute to reservations, and assured payment for activities encroaching on their way of life.
Subjects President  Government and Civics  Diplomacy  Treaty  American Indian History  Westward Expansion  Frontiers and Exploration  Military History  Civil War  Railroad  Telegraph  Infrastructure  Immigration and Migration  Mining  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War; The Presidency; Government & Politics; Native Americans; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945