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Brunot Agreement

Added by yongli on 05/18/2016 - 14:41, last changed on 08/29/2017 - 08:07
The Brunot Agreement between the Utes and the US government in 1873 opened the San Juan Mountains to mining by removing 3.7 million acres (about 5,780 square miles) from the Ute Reservation in western Colorado. Though it removed a large amount of land from the reservation, the agreement still left...

Indian Annuities

Added by yongli on 04/27/2017 - 16:36, last changed on 08/26/2017 - 15:28
Annuities were a fixed sum of money or goods that the US government paid to Native Americans on a regular basis for the sale of Indian lands. Treaties with Native Americans typically specified payments to tribes in dollar amounts over a period of years in return for land cessions. The payments were...

Treaty of Fort Wise

Added by yongli on 08/21/2015 - 16:14, last changed on 09/01/2017 - 01:07
The Treaty of Fort Wise was an agreement between the US government and the Cheyenne and Arapaho people who lived on the western Great Plains in present-day Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming. The treaty was signed in 1861 and reduced the territorial lands previously granted to the Cheyenne and...
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