A Century of Dishonor

New York: Harper & Bros., pages iii–iv, i-ii. In addition to the contents listed below, there is an Author's Note and the Cover.

CONTENTS.




PAGE
Preface, by Bishop Whipple   v
Introduction, by President Julius H. Seelye   1
Introductory   9
The Delawares  32
The Cheyennes  66
The Nez Percés 103
The Sioux 136
The Poncas 186
The Winnebagoes 218
The Cherokees 257
Massacres of Indians by Whites 298
I. The Conestoga Massacre 298
II. The Gnadenhütten Massacre 317
III. Massacres of Apaches 324
Conclusion 336

APPENDIX.

I. The Sand Creek Massacre 343
II. The Ponca Case 359
III. Testimonies to Indian Character 374
IV. Outrages Committed on Indians by Whites 381
V. Extracts from the Report of the Commission sent to treat with the Sioux Chief Sitting Bull, in Canada 386
VI. Account of some of the old Grievances of the Sioux 389
VII. Letter from Sarah Winemucca, an Educated Pah-Ute Woman 395
VIII. Laws of the Delaware Nation of Indians 396
IX. Account of the Cherokee who Invented the Cherokee Alphabet 404
X. Prices paid by White Men for Scalps 405
XI. Extract from Treaty with Cheyennes in 1865 406
XII. Wood-cutting by Indians in Dakota 407
XIII. Sequel to the Walla Walla Massacre 407
XIV. An Account of the Numbers, Location, and Social and Industrial Condition of each Important Tribe and Band of Indians within the United States 411


A CENTURY OF DISHONOR


A SKETCH

OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT'S DEALINGS

WITH SOME OF THE INDIAN TRIBES



By H. H.

AUTHOR OF “VERSES” “BITS OF TRAVEL” ETC.


Every human being born upon our continent, or who comes here from any quarter of the world, whether savage or civilized, can go to our courts for protection—except those who belong to the tribes who once owned this country. The cannibal from the islands of the Pacific, the worst criminals from Europe, Asia, or Africa, can appeal to the law and courts for their rights of person and property—all, save our native Indians, who, above all, should be protected from wrong

Gov. Horatio Seymour



NEW YORK

HARPER & BROTHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE

1881

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1881, by

HARPER & BROTHERS,

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.


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