Indians and Indian Agents: The Origins of the Reservation System in California, 1849-1852

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The Gold Rush of 1849 drastically changed the lives of the Indians of the interior of California as white gold-seekers poured into the region. Some Indians fought the intruders, and when conflicts escalated, the federal government sent three agents to California to settle disputes. The agents negotiated with the Indians a series of treaties that set aside large portions of the interior as reservations. Considering these activities a usurpation of states' rights, the government of California vehemently opposed the ...

Indians and Indian Agents: The Origins of the Reservation System in California, 1849-1852 1997, University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN-13: 9780806129044

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