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Collection Reference Number GLC07379
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1789 
Title Extract from a report of the Secretary of War to the President of the United States
Date 7 July 1789
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Document Type Military document; Government document
Content Description Relays some observations "resulting from a general view of the Indian Department...with the hope that some of them might be considered as proper principles to be interwoven in a general System for the government of Indian Affairs." Discusses Indian land rights and boundary disputes, advocating for Indians to "possess the right of soil of all lands within their limits." Also discusses Indian sovereignty, western expansion, assimilation, gift-giving, missionary work, and managing United States-Indian relations.
Subjects American West  American Statesmen  President  Government and Civics  American Indian History  Land Transaction  Boundary or Property Dispute  Gift  Westward Expansion  Diplomacy  Religion  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Place written War Office
Theme Government & Politics; Native Americans; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859