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Collection Reference Number GLC07395
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1860s 
Title Authority to affix the seal to treaty with Northwestern Shoshonee Indians
Date 17 January 1865
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Lincoln authorizes a treaty with the Northwestern Bands of Shoshonee Indians dated July 30, 1863. The treaty was made at Box Elder, 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 Pokatello led several chiefs representing the Shoshonee. The treaty secured peace, upheld the July 2, 1863 Treaty of Fort Bridger, increased the band's annuity, and stated the boundaries of the band's territory.
Subjects President  Government and Civics  Diplomacy  Treaty  American Indian History  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945