Petition sent by members of the Sioux Nation to Joel Roberts Poinsett

Petition sent by members of the Sioux Nation to Joel Roberts Poinsett

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Initial page of a petition sent by members of the Sioux (Dakota) Nation to U.S. Secretary of War Joel Roberts Poinsett in September of 1838. The petition's writers urge the secretary to divide the land within the Lake Pepin Half-Breed Reserve into plots so that individual titles may be awarded.

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